May 25, 2010

May 25 is National Tap Dance Day!

May 25 is National TapDance Day in the US, and the date is significant because it's the birthday of Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson.  You can read more about this on Dance Advantage:

If you're not familiar with Mr. Bojangles, you need to watch this clip- it's amazing!

Tap is an important part of the Lindy Hopper's history.  In fact, the line dance called The Shim Sham that is danced by swing dancers all across the globe, is actually stolen/borrowed/adapted from a tap line dance that is danced by hoofers all over the world.  I've got proof!

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