There are many types of dance, but tap is the only one where dancers are encouraged to make noise. With special formed aluminum plates (or “taps”) affixed to their shoes, tappers shuffle and riff to the rhythms of music.
From the Civil War to the musical brooms and trash cans used in STOMP, tap dancing has had a long and complicated history. Here you can find resources relating to everything from the history of tap dancing, steps and terms in tap, as well as articles and links relevant to the tap community.
For dancers, parents, and performing arts lovers alike, immerse yourself in the time step, soft shoe, and the works of Bill Robinson. Learn the difference between flaps, slaps, stamps and stomps in the easy to read pages.
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