Our National Tapathon is now closed, but we’d like to give everyone who took part a huge thank you for all of your brilliant dancing and fundraising!
In 1977, Roy Castle joined 500 other participants to perform the then largest tap dance at the BBC TV Centre. Every year in the UK, we host a National Tapathon to honour the legacy of this remarkable man, and this year, we’re bringing it to the Isle of Man.
We’re inviting the Island’s dance schools, families and individuals to join us from the comfort of their own home (or socially distanced in a studio) to learn a dance routine inspired by Roy Castle’s famous record breaking performance outside the BBC studio.
We’ve got BBC’s The Greatest Dancer finalist, Harrison Vaughan, to create an interpretation of Roy Castle’s original dance, with all the top tips and how-to’s so you can mimic it at home!
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be sent video links with a full guide on how to learn the dance routine. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned dancer or if you’ve got two left feet – anyone can take part!
We want as many people as possible to register so we can get the Island dancing! Get friends and family to sponsor you, and record yourselves performing your version of the routine to show off your impressive new moves.
The registration deadline is Wednesday 24 February and all video entries need to be in by Sunday 28 February.
Not only will this be something fun everyone can take part in during the lockdown, but everyone who signs up gets a Roy Castle Tapathon medal. Best of all, it helps fund support services for those who need it most.
We are here to support you every tap of the way!
Once you are registered, we will send you:
- A confirmation email with the link to access your tutorial video clips
- Tips and suggestions for fundraising (to set up your fundraising page head to Just Giving to get started)
- Certificate and medal to congratulate you once you complete your Tapathon success!
Where your money goes
Your support will help us to raise awareness of lung cancer on the Isle of Man, provide support through specialist lung cancer nurses, information materials, and continue our vital research into early detection of the disease.
So, join us and take part in the very first Isle of Man Tapathon, fundraising for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Isle of Man.