Tap with Sinatra, Bruce Spingsteen & Mel Torme at Glittery Tapping Wonderland, Oct 2013
Tap with Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen & Mel Torme at Glittery Tapping Wonderland at Miss Lou-Lou & Steve Kearney's GLITTERY TAPPING WONDERLAND DANCE STUDIOS: Northcote 264a High St • Glen Huntly 1109a Glen Huntly Rd • Mordialloc 2 Lamana St. Enroll online at www.glitterytappingwonderland.com.
NEW, FUN ADULT DANCE CLASSES - OCT 7 START!
'THE BOSS CLASS' Jazz and 80's dance to an all-Springsteen soundtrack.
'TOO MUCH TORME' Old-world croons and steps with Mel Torme.
'TOTALLY FRANK' Dance to nothing but Sinatra.
Open to all ages, sizes, fitness levels and abilities.
Best known as half of comic duo Los Trios Ringbarkus, Steve Kearney and his famous tap-dancing wife, Miss Lou-Lou, run the Glittery Tapping Wonderland dance school, with three studios across Melbourne. The fun-loving celebrity couple offers dance classes with a twist for Gen Y through to high-kicking grandmas - now with classes dedicated to The Boss, Sinatra and Mel Torme to get older hips swinging!
To unleash the tap-dancer in us all, Glittery Tapping Wonderland launches new music-themed classes in October. The Boss Class pumps Springsteen anthems to work up a blue-collar sweat; Nothing But Frank is an all Sinatra-soundtrack for smooth moves; and Too Much Torme cranks the old-school charm with the gentle croon and steps of Mel Torme. The new classes continue the school's ethos of making dance fun in a welcoming, nurturing environment, open to all ages and abilities.
'Glittery Tapping Wonderland works in similar ways to Los Trios - controlled chaos followed by moments of sweetness, laughter and creative revelation. We teach dance skills, but at the same time we believe in the magic of play to open up creativity. I'm doing what I've always done, but unlike my stand up shows, now I'm the one sitting down!' Steve Kearney
Steve Kearney is best known as half of cult Australian 80's comic duo, Los Trios Ringbarkus, with Neil Gladwin. The pair toured the world for a decade, garnering critical acclaim and prizes including the coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1983 - the first ever Australians to win the award - for their brand of snappy, playful physical comedy. They became Hey Hey It's Saturday favourites and beloved Australian icons. Steve has starred in a number of feature films and has now turned his hand to producing. His latest film My Mistress, starring Emmanuelle Baert, has just finished shooting in Queensland.
With over 30 years experience now behind her, Miss Lou-Lou began teaching tap in 1986. Already a celebrated dancer, she formed Miss Lou-Lou's Tap Dancing Academy in order to add the glamour, kookiness and kind words she felt were lacking from dance class culture. Miss Lou Lou sold the school in 1997 and re-located to LA after meeting Steve at the birthday party for Paul McDermott in Melbourne. Steve continued to write, perform and direct comedy, including a number of guest roles on TV shows like Friends (he got to date Monica for an episode!). They also paired up to perform which secured them a sitcom deal at NBC, kind of a "I Love Lucy" with ozzies, and toured their show in UK, before returning to Melbourne. Following the birth of Miss Lou-Lou and Steve's second child, Miss Lou-Lou's dance schools were born again as Glittery Tapping Wonderland in 2003, offering an array of classes including, Fairy dancing, Giggle Ballet, Funky Jazz and - of course - Glittery Tap.
For more, go to: www.glitterytappingwonderland.com.