#TBT Tap Legend Gregory Hines Has an Undying Legacy

#TBT Tap Legend Gregory Hines Has an Undying Legacy

During tap dance’s waning popularity from the 1970s to the 1990s, Gregory Oliver Hines kept it alive with his show-stopping performances on Broadway, television and in film. A triple threat, Hines was best known for his sensational tap skills—namely his natural...

Dance History Lesson Plan: Honi Coles

Charles “Honi” Coles was an American rhythm tap dancer known for his speed and sophisticated style. He was a founding member of the Copasetics, as well as one half of the popular vaudeville duo “Coles & Atkins,” whose song-and-dance...

Chloé Arnold on Rhythm and Making Connections

As soon as she hears a song, Chloé Arnold knows if she wants to tap to it. “I’m a very feeling person. I like to feel the rhythm in my soul and feel like I have no choice but to dance,” she says. “Tap is music, so it’s a dual experience...

Katharine Pettit Teaches A Five-Count Riff

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Katharine Pettit teaches tap at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, where she focuses on fundamentals in all of her classes. In this video, she explains the weight shift necessary for a five-count...

Video of the Month: Rhythmic Layers

Congratulations to Anthony LoCascio, our Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month! In this video, LoCascio and other professional hoofers (some are members of his company, Taplife) perform at The Big Apple Tap Festival in New York City. The group had...

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