National Tap Dance Day 2024 is on Saturday, May 25, 2024: Funny national days anyone?
Saturday, May 25, 2024 is National Tap Dance Day 2024. National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 every year and is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form.
National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 every year and is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form.
National Tap Dance Day is on May 25.
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who influenced tap dancing?
Hey, well I got most of these from Wikipedia so I don't really deserve " Best Answer " But the answer is in here...The influences of tap dancing may include:
o Lancashire Clogging - percussive dancing with shoes.
o Irish freeform solo Sean-nós dance
o Irish competitive Stepdance
o Step dancing in general.
o Stomp dancing, where the sound of other objects are used to enhance the stomping sound of the foot
o Masters would often challenge each other to be the best dancer and win students
o Juba Dance a very quick and competitive dance involving intricate foot work, hand clapping and patting the bum
o There seems to be no historical evidence of percussive (heel toe) dance footwear in this culture
* Spanish Flamenco
During the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, the best tap dancers moved from Vaudeville to cinema and television. Steve Condos, with his innovative style of percussion tap, created a whole new tap style that he introduced to audiences in Vaudeville, and later to the audiences of film and Broadway. Prominent tap dancers of this period included Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, John W. Bubbles, Charles "Honi" Coles, Vera-Ellen, Ruby Keeler, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Jeni LeGon,, Fayard and Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, The Clark Brothers, Donald O'Connor, Eleanor Powell, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable, Prince Spencer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and Jimmy Slyde.
During the 1930s tap dance mixed with Lindy Hop"Flying swing outs" and "flying circles" are Lindy Hop moves with tap footwork. In the 1950s, the style of entertainment changed. Jazz music and tap dance declined, while rock and roll and pop music and the new jazz dance emerged. What is now called jazz dance evolved out of tap dance, so both dances have many moves in common. But jazz evolved separately from tap dance to become a new form in its own right. Well-known dancers during the 1960s and 1970s included Arthur Duncan and Tommy Tune.
No Maps on My Taps, the Emmy award winning PBS documentary of 1979, helped begin the recent revival of tap dance. The outstanding success of the animated film, Happy Feet, has further reinforced the popular appeal National Tap Dance Day in the United States, now celebrated May 25, was signed into law by President George Bush on November 7, 1989. (May 25 was chosen because it is the birthday of famous tapper Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.) Prominent modern tap dancers have included Brenda Bufalino, Jay Fagan, Savion Glover, Gregory and Maurice Hines of Hines, Hines, and Dad, Ayodele Casel, LaVaughn Robinson, Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Jared Grimes, Joseph Wiggan, Sarah Savelli, Jason Janas, Acia Gray, Mark Yonally, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Martin "Tre" Dumas, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Omar Edwards, Michelle Dorrance, Max Pollak, Derick Grant, Jumaane Taylor, Sam Weber and Grant Swift. Indie-pop band Tilly and the Wall also features a tap dancer, Jamie Pressnall, tapping as percussion. Orchestral-pop band Born Again Floozies combines tap dance, hoofing, and stomp dance with orchestral percussion and low brass as its rhythm section.
What happens in the 3 days at the national dance allience national competition?
I'm not exactly sure how National Dance Alliance runs their competition, since I've never been to it, but every other dance competition I've been to runs it over 3 days so every age group/dance style can be covered. For example, day 1 might have Open Category Teen, Ballet Group Teen, Ballet Group Senior, Contemporary Solo Junior, Contemporary Solo Senior, etc. Day 2 might host the younger kids, Day 3 might have tap and jazz, and so on and so forth.