Join Junior for a 2hour Workshop that will comprise of a mix of exercises plus choreography and an introduction to improvisation.

Booking:

  • Early bird offer £20 – Book between the 29th March and 2nd April to get a £5 discount!
  • Normal price £25 – Bookings after 2nd April
Additional Info Dates: Sunday 30th June, 3.30-5.30pm Age Group: 16+ Years Level: Intermediate / Advanced What to bring: Tap Shoes. Looking to invest in new shoes? Check out our studio shop! Water bottle. Do I need to book? Yes. Must book in advance
Tutor Bio
Junior Laniyan has performed numerous times at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in Out Of The Blues during its’ UK Tour, then as a featured solo tapper in New York on Tap, Cross Currents Turned on Tap and Finding Synaesthesia which was for the London Jazz Festival & later for the Salzberg Jazz Festival. He also had the pleasure of working alongside Robbie Williams dancing the Mr Bojangles solo in Robbie Williams Live at the Royal Albert Hall. He often performs abroad in shows like Copasetics in Switzerland, Feet Fusion Tap Concert in Finland’s Gloria Theatre, Los Sones Negros for Suma Flamenca in Madrid with Flamenco legend Juan de Juan, Riverdance in Germany, China, Korea, Ireland and home in the UK, and can be seen on the Riverdance Live From Beijing DVD. Junior has also danced with the Stan Tracey Orchestra and as member of the Michele Drees Quartet has played in numerous Jazz venues. They have also had the pleasure of opening for Jazz legend Jon Hendricks at Ronnie Scott’s as well as being featured in 2013’s London Jazz Festival at the Southbank’s Purcell Room. Junior Laniyan also works as a professional actor and has even merged both skills on stage while playing the title role in the touring show Master Juba, and the children’s show Mrs. Wobble The Waitress as Mr. Wobble. As an actor he played Pvt Bell in Danny Boyles 28 Days Later & The Photographer in Gareth Maxwell Robert’s Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster. He has also worked extensively in numerous productions including Doctors (Terry Daken & Pete Hutchinson), If You See God Tell Him (Errol), Rough Diamonds (Michael Groce), and Holby City (Leo Griffin) for the BBC. Stealing Lives (Gozy) for Channel Four. Family Affairs (Benji McHugh) for Chennal 5 and Twenty-Four Seven (Marcus Murphy), Wavelength (Matt Jenkins) Prime suspect 2 (David Allen) and Coronation Street (Stuart)for Granada Television. On stage he played Pete Spivy in Blues for Mr. Charlie in the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswitch and London’s Tricycle Theatre, Kamel in D’you Know What I Mean and Him in Fifteen Minutes Before, both at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre. He was also understudy for Cory & Lyons in August Wilson’s Fences for Theatre Royal Bath His tap choreography credits include Sky 1’s Louis Spence’s Show Business, Net A Porter’s online Autumn Winter Shoes Campaign a commercial for Zain in Lebanon and Dance consultant for London’s 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. In his efforts to share his love of the dance with others, he co-founded and hosted London Tap Jam, a monthly opportunity for tap dancers to jam with each other supported by fantastic live musicians which was at London’s Ronnie Scott’ Jazz club.