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Tap Icon Savion Glover Is Bringing His Unique Style to Convention Classes

Savion Glover is one of the biggest names in the dance world, and perhaps the biggest in the tap world. The trailblazing hoofer’s hard-hitting, rhythmically intricate style has fundamentally altered the tap landscape. Glover is also a master teacher. But during his many years on the scene, he’s never appeared regularly at a major dance […]

How These Tap Trailblazers Are Still Influencing Dance Today

As a tap dancer, you’re a student of history—whether you know it or not. Tap technique today is intimately connected to the great hoofers of the past. “Tap is incredibly personal, because all of these individuals have added to the public domain, the pool of steps you draw from,” says Brian Seibert, dance critic for […]

See Savion Tap!

Quick: Name a tapper who happens to be awesome. You thought of Savion Glover, right? Most people probably did. Savion is one of the most gifted, hardest-working dancers around — but don’t think he hasn’t been busting his rhythmically gifted butt to get where he is today. In fact, Savion made his way onto the […]

Here Are the 2016 Tony Award Nominees

Happy month of endless Hamilton celebration Tonys season, Broadway fans! This morning, delightful Book of Mormon alums Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James announced the 2016 Tony Award nominees. Can you guess which show not only dominated the list, but actually broke the Tony nomination record—which, fun fact, was previously held by The Producers and […]

Alfonso Ribeiro Kind of Blew Our Minds on "DWTS" Last Night

Aren’t totally-out-of-left-field surprises just the best? Look: When I first heard that Alfonso Ribeiro would be a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” this season, my reaction was…puzzled bemusement. Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”? I mean, the Carlton dance is great and all, but…what? Aaaaaaaaand then last night happened. I don’t care if you’re […]

The King of Tap Comes to The Joyce

Here at DS, we like to ask young dancers questions like: Who inspires you? Who’s your favorite dancer? Who would you drop everything to go see? It’s always interesting to hear the variety of names that pop up. But when it comes to aspiring tappers, one man almost always makes the list: Savion Glover. For […]