When we hear the words tap dancing its normal to think of people like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Mr Bojangles and Gene Kelly. Sammy Davis Jnr, Gregory Hines just to name a few. They were not only incredible dancers but classy smooth individuals who dressed to impress.
History of Tap
Tap dancing evolved from a mixture of different cultures. Irish step dancing and an African dance called Juba came to USA through slavery and immigration. Merging West African drumming along with Juba and Irish step dancing, black slaves created this new and unique style of dance. First performed on stage in the 1850s by William Henry Lane known as Master Juba created public curiosity in an era of racial strife. Tap went on to reach its peak in 1920-40s with some amazingly gifted dancers. Click on below to view video and get taken down memory lane.
What about today, is this high energy form of dance extinct? No, in fact its one of our most popular classes at Glittery Tapping Wonderland. Thanks to Broadway shows like Chicago and popular movie’s like Happy Feet this art form is here to stay. Some people may not be aware that the person used for Mumble the lead character in Happy Feet was renowned tap dance Savion Glover who has been one of the reasons tap dancing is still thriving today. Click on below to view Mumble tapping along with Savion showcasing his talents. Read below for info on our Tap dancing Classes.
Tap Dancing Classes
Our classes are popular with children and adults of all ages. Its a great workout which teaches high levels of coordination and balance, so if your looking for something fun that will give you a high intensity burn then contact us today. You may end up exhausted from our classes, but you will be smiling!!