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Tap Dancer Alan Beattie

A profile and fan site for tap dancing instructor Alan Beattie. Alan was still teaching tap dancing in his 80's at the Age UK Bedale Leisure Centre in North Yorkshire, England. He worked Teesside Tertiary College for 17 years, between 1983 and 2000. In 1986 he was instrumental in setting up the International Jousting Association and he served as chairman of that organization. See also More British Tap Dancers and Tap Dancing in the United Kingdom.

NAME: Alan Beattie
FULL NAME: Francis Alan Beattie
DATE OF BIRTH: April 9, 1935
ORIGINALLY FROM: Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
CURRENT HOME: Northallerton, England, United Kingdom

2013 Appearance on British TV
Alan Beattie was featured on an episode of the British television program "Britain's Got Talent" in 2013, where he received a standing ovation and four "yes" votes from the judges.

2017 Appearance on British TV
The British elevision program "Diversity Presents Steal the Show" New Year's Day 2017 episode featured three amateur dancers nominated by their friends to perform on the program's New Year's Day show in 2017. The competitors were 81 year old tap dancer Alan Beattie, a 55 year man always the first person on the dance floor at family functions, and a postman from Torquay who always dances around the sorting room. Alan after those three dancers performed on the show, Alan Beattie was awarded a trip to the United States.

The Bedale Tappers
An group of senior age tap dancers who take weekly lessons from Alan Beattie at the Bedale Leisure Centre in North Yorkshire, England.

Videos Featuring Alan Beattie
- Alan Beattie: The Billy Elliot of His Generation
- The Spectre "Old Man" Video Starring Alan Beattie
- Alan Beattie Tap Dancing Solo I
- Alan Beattie Tap Dancing Solo II
- Alan Beattie Tap Dancing a Duet
- Alan Beattie Teaching Tap to 3 Students

Videos of Alan's "Bedale Tappers" Class
- Alan Beattie's Bedale Tappers on Television
- Alan Beattie Leading the Bedale Tappers in 2014
- Bedale Tapppers "One Singular Sensation" Dance
- Bedale Tapppers "Flash Mobn" Dance I -
Bedale Tapppers "Flash Mobn" Dance II

Profiles of Alan Beattie
- Alan Beattie Jousting Through Life
- Linked In "Alan Beattie" Profile

Alan Beattie on Social Media
- Facebook "Francis Alan Beattie" Page



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