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Canadian Heat: The April Verch Band at WOMEX 2013 (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

What this goes to show is that Canada, as much as the United States, is a country built from immigrants, and each ethnicity has brought something to the musical mix. And we hear and see those influences and recognize them right away.

Lady Gaga Meant To Say 'Just Tap Dance,' Right?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Scott Bradlee's collective of musicians, known as Postmodern Jukebox, is famous for re-imagining pop songs in different genres, and they never cease t...

This. Little. Girl. Right. Here.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

This precocious little star taps to the beat of her own foot, and no one, and we mean no one, can stop her from stealing the show and having the best ...

8 Signs You're a Musical Theater Geek!

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.

Tap City - A New York Celebration of Tap Dance This July

Adria Rolnik | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Tap, that most American of dance forms, will be celebrated in New York City this summer at Tap City, July 6-13, with awards, showcases, presentations and 300 tapping feet in a blow out extravaganza right in the middle of Times Square!

'Everything's Copasetic' on National Tap Dance Day

Constance Valis Hill | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
Constance Valis Hill

Twenty-four years since the passage of the U.S. Joint Resolution declaring May 25 to be "National Tap Dance Day," tap dance is regarded as a national treasure, a veritable American vernacular dance form celebrated annually in big cities and small towns.

New York Dancer Taps His Way Into a Story as the Protege of Gregory Hines

Lisa Bernier | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Andrew J. Nemr found himself dancing at a young age. From the time he was very young, he took dance classes at the local dance school in his area. Slowly, he found himself drawn more and more towards tap. Finally, he found the ultimate inspiration: Gregory Hines.

See for Yourself: Michelle Dorrance, BAM! and "Push Past Break"

Johnny Nevin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Michelle Dorrance goes to a lot of places, and every time she does, she brings something.

Tap Dance Preserved

Adria Rolnik | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Tap is jazz, tap is Broadway, tap is culture blending at its best -- the history of tap is rich, the dancing electric. We should pay attention.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Brings a Brand New World of Dance to the Kennedy Center

Johnny Nevin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

The uniquely exciting world of tap dancing has still never been presented as a full-evening program at any of the national cultural center's principle venues, but that's about to change.

You'll Love This Father-Daughter Dance

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 11.26.2012 | Weddings

For their father-daughter dance, a Broadway-loving bride and her dad put on their dancing shoes -- their tap dancing shoes, that is. Heather and Wi...

If No One Falls Over, We're Having a Great Class!

Hillary Rettig | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Hillary Rettig

Let's give a shout-out to enlightened, nonperfectionist teachers in all fields.

75-Year-Old Tap Legend Talks The Future Of The Art Form

Originally published on Dance Enthusiast. Brenda Bufalino, regarded as a tap legend for several decades, started tapping as a child and continues t...

Hollywood's First Interracial Couple

Constance Valis Hill | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Constance Valis Hill

There was something about Robinson as a highly accomplished adult male dancer, matching his steps to those of an adorable little girl, which brought both pleasure and a release of anxiety to audiences in the 1930s.

National Tap Dance Day: Show Us Your Moves

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 05.25.2012 | Home

Today marks the 22nd annual National Tap Dance Day, as well as the 134th birthday of tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. In fact, May 25th w...

National Tap Dance Day: Everything's Copasetic

Constance Valis Hill | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Constance Valis Hill

If you wake up on National Tap Dance Day, hearing rat-a-tat-tapping in the air, know it's not the dementia of hearing "The Raven" at the door but the sound of a million feet celebrating America's oldest vernacular dance form.

Ex-Rockette, 92, Uses Dance To Fund Cancer Research

Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

Louise Neistat was a Rockette...during World War II. But for the 92-year-old, age hasn't gotten in the way of her passion for dance or her desire to h...

Astoria Characters: The Couplets Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Gil and Maria, husband and wife, are poets. They don't complete each other's thoughts or even their sentences, but they do look over each other's work.

WATCH: DANCE: Savion Glover Saves Tap On Colbert Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Savion Glover, a legend who is said to have "saved" the art of tap dancing, appeared on The Colbert Report last night to discuss his latest projects (...