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Roots of Tap: The Golden Age & Styles of Today

Celebrate Black History Month and explore the origin of tap dance, its roots in Africa and its multicultural blend in the New World. Tap Dance is known today as America's true folk dance.

Part 2 of the 2-week special “Roots of Tap” series of participatory dance history workshops!

Focus on ways that Broadway musicals and Hollywood movies changed the course of Tap Dancing to a mainstream, respected art form and popularized it all over the world. Then get a better understanding of contemporary Tap styles including flatfooted buck dancing, jazz tap, Broadway tap and hip-hop beats. Plus, a look into the future of Tap.

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