Shane Preston - artist of the Australian Tap Dance Festival 2014

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SHANE PRESTON   

Shane's mission is to share and pass on all of his passion, knowledge and experiences of what he has learnt with tap.

Shane was commissioned to revise and create the ATOD (Australian Teachers Of Dance) Tap, and created Street Beat Tap syllabus, with Paul Davis. Performing with “Three feet of Beat”, teaching at numerous studios around Melbourne, and taking workshops Australia-wide

As a foundation to this, Shane began studying tap in Newcastle with the late Les Griffith, and won my first tap championship at age seven. Tap being his forte (35 years experience), however, trained in Jazz, modern, classical and acrobatics as a child. Shane has been teaching and choreographing for over 20 years throughout Australia & New Zealand. Shane has taught numerous workshops in Australia and Europe. Shane's mission is to share and pass on all of his passion, knowledge and experiences of what he has learnt with tap. Currently working on a new venture, creating TDC productions (Tap Dance Creative).

Shane's stage performances include: Collaboration Project shows “Inhale” and “Beat N Move Euphoric” as performer and choreographer, European company of ‘Tap Dogs’ touring England, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Venezuela and South Africa.  Australian company of ‘Steel City’ touring Australia and performing at Radio City Music Hall, New York, Australian company of ‘Tap Dogs’ touring Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Peoples’ Republic of China, Hong Kong and Japan and World Expo dancers in Sydney.