Features February 24, 2022
The Black History of Tap Dance: Video Playlist
The Nicholas Brothers in "Stormy Weather"
The Nicholas Brothers in "Stormy Weather"

If you're going to do a radio show about dancing, tap is the one to do it on—it's as much music-making as it is dance, after all. But the visual element of tap can't be denied, especially with the likes of the high-flying Nicholas Brothers, the tight formations of the Syncopated Ladies, the suave coolness of Honi Coles and the eyepopping speed of Savion Glover. It's no wonder tap was so foundational to Broadway and those early talking pictures.

Go ahead and order an apology card for your downstairs neighbors now—or just invite them up—because it's time to shuffle along.

Related Audio Programs

Afropop Weigh in on Afropop's digital future and download an exclusive concert from the archives—free!