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History

Tap dance really kicked off in the 19th century, rooted in African American history. It is a percussive style of dance with blends of Juba dance, English clogging, and Irish Jig. Tap was incorporated in minstrel shows and made its way into the Vaudeville era. As entertainment evolved, so did the field of dance. Tap blended into the Lindy Hop dance which eventually evolved into jazz dance being born.

National Tap Dance Day is May 25th which was signed into law by President George Bush in 1989. May 25th was chosen in honor of Mr. Bojangles birthday, an influential tapper.

Tap Techniques/Styles/Methods include:

Hoofers

Rythmic 

Broadway

Classical

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Articles to Read

Notable Choreographers, Performers, Companies

-Master Juba - The Inventor of Tap

https://masterjuba.com/

-Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

http://atdf.org/awards/bojangles.html

-Gregory Hines

https://www.nypl.org/node/70548

-Savion Glover

https://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/savion-glover/savion-glover/

-Jason Samuels Smith

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Samuels_Smith

-Fred Astaire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Astaire

-Ginger Rogers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Rogers

-Chloe Arnolds & The Syncopated Ladies

https://www.chloearnold.com/

-Tap Dogs

https://www.tapdogs.com/

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