May 25th National Tap Dance Day

Today we honor those dancers who have perfected the art of tap dance, or at least tried to do so. May 25th was chosen by Congress and signed into law by President George Bush on November 7th, 1989 and placed on to May 25th to honor tap dance pioneer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Robinson introduced the mixture of Irish Step and Clog dancing around 1902 to meet the new jazz music coming out of New Orleans. Now tap is performed to nearly every style of music available.

How to celebrate – Learn how to tap dance. Watch videos of the masters at work. Create a new dance style of your own.


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