Category Archives: Tap

Tune Up Your Tone

Since tappers are simultaneously musicians and dancers, they must pay attention not only to movement, rhythm and dynamics, but also … Continue reading

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Tap’s Renaissance

During the 1980s, my tap education amounted to endless flaps and paradiddles, working with ballet-based arms and jazz hands. Although … Continue reading

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History, Herstory, Our Story

Jason Samuels Smith—the first tapper to win an Emmy award for choreography since Hermes Pan in 1958—performs at the cutting … Continue reading

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Three tap superstars take on Charlie’s Angels

What happens when you combine the music of Charlie Parker, one of the most influential musicians in jazz history, with …

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How to Land Paying Gigs in Hollywood

In Hollywood, auditions abound for jobs that require jazz and hip-hop prowess, leaving tap dancers feeling they don’t have a … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints for First-Time Tappers

What new tap dancers need to know to shine, according to Mike Wittmers, an L.A.-based tapper who has worked on … Continue reading

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