Pick of the Month: Tap Dance History

June 22, 2011

Long before Lady Gaga and Beyoncé came along, tap dancers were the stars of music videos. In the 1930s and ’40s, vaudevillian hoofers headlined 25-cent jukebox films called “soundies.” The new DVD Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film features even more fascinating tap facts, plus

rare footage of the great tap icons, including Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the Berry Brothers and Slick and Slack. Go to amazon.com to get your copy.











Photo courtesy Princeton Book Company/Dance Horizons.