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Tap Dancing

Running in Tap Shoes: Choreographer Janine Molinari on Teaching Broadway Kids and Other Adventures in Dance

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

"Watch out," Janine Molinari laughs, flashing me a megawatt smile. "They're gonna come at you!" No sooner has the acclaimed choreographer-director-dance teacher spoken than her students, 20 of Broadway's finest child performers, come barreling toward me.

Fancy Footwork

George Heymont | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

It's hard to believe that, among its many historical landmarks, 2014 celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. In its infancy, the all-male ballet troupe sent shock waves through the dance world.

Keepers of the Flame

George Heymont | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

A muse and a mentor can go a long way toward helping an artist transform music into magic. While labanotation is a wonderful tool for documenting choreography, it can't capture the more intangible aspects of dance.

Joseph Erbentraut

Dancer Gives Back To His Community One Tap At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

Bril Barrett was just 5 years old -- or 4, according to his mother -- when he met the love of his life: tap dance. And It's clear from speaking to ...

The Hobby Every Post 50 Needs To Take Up

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

If you're looking for a fun way to make music, energize your body, and stimulate your brain then consider tap dancing. The 'noise' we make reminds the world that boomers want to be heard!

'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.

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.