Afropop Classic February 24, 2022
The Black History of Tap Dancing

Foundational for Broadway and the movies, intertwined with jazz, tap dancing is a Great American Art. Strap on your shoes and shuffle along as we trace the history of tap and celebrate the Black artists and innovators who built--and continue to build--this art form. From its murky origins melding African percussion and Anglo-Irish step dancing, to tap's golden age and its ongoing evolution.

Produced by Ben Richmond.
APWW #851

Photo: "Talladega College, Women's Tap" via the National Archives.

Deepest thanks to Brian Seibert, Lisa La Touche and Dianne Walker.

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