Tag: tap dance

Ryan Maw holding a pair of tap shoes.

Ryan Maw Inspires Today’s Generation by Re-Creating Old Hollywood Tap Numbers

Some of the best old-Hollywood tap dancing musical numbers are being re-created for a new generation of dance fans. Ryan Maw, 22, a dancer and choreographer, currently living in Los Angeles, has restaged more than a handful of iconic dance classics, including “Choreography,” featuring Vera Ellen and John Brascia from White Christmas (1954) and Gene […]

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Generation Tap: Meet 9 Rising Tap-Dance Stars

On stages and screens both big and small, it’s been impossible not to see—and hear—tap dancing thriving and finding new audiences lately, even during the pandemic. Broadway’s forthcoming Funny Girl revival will see choreography from Ayodele Casel. The recently departed Flying Over Sunset featured the work of Michelle Dorrance. Dancer Caleb Teicher captivated audiences alongside […]

Double-Tap the Follow Button for These Tappers on #NationalTapDanceDay

Are your social media feeds a little *quiet* lately? Celebrate National Tap Dance Day by checking out these tappers, who are bringing their dynamic dancing to Instagram and TikTok. Jaden and Ellis Foreman View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaden and Ellis Foreman (@theforemanbrothers) Teenage tap brothers Jaden and Ellis Foreman have […]

Why It's the Right Time to Revisit the Movie "Tap"

Dance films and series are all the rage these days. But the trend didn’t appear out of thin air. In fact, the current obsession is built on decades of great dance movies. And right now—while you’re still stuck at home and already (beyond!) familiarized with pretty much everything already streaming—might just be the perfect time […]

How Broadway Dancer Cory Lingner Perfected the TikTok Duet

With #SocialDisDancing still very much in place, it’s a challenge for dance partners to perform safely, and even harder to perform safely together. But Broadway’s Cory Lingner may have found the solution—on TikTok. He’s using the app to tap alongside some of the most iconic movie stars, including Gene Kelly, Gregory Hines, Ann Miller and […]

Experts Break Down the Tap Jam—And How Best to Play Your Part

Pullback, shuffle, and Maxie Ford are tap terms you’ve probably heard all the time. But what about shed, cypher, and trading? Those are all words that have to do with a tap jam. You may think you’ve never jammed before, but if you’ve ever participated in an improvisation circle at the end of a tap […]

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with "HSM" Star Larry Saperstein

Happy National Tap Dance Day, friends! We’re marking the occasion by catching up with one of our favorite talented young tappers: Larry Saperstein. The “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” star began taking tap classes at 12 years old, studying at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where he quickly discovered his love for the […]

A Need for Speed: Tap Pros Offer Tips to Master Faster Footwork

You’re in tap class and the teacher breaks down a complex phrase. You think you understand it, but when the music comes on, the speed and intricacy of the combination seem like more than your feet can handle. It can be discouraging to feel as though your technique fails you as the tempo picks up, […]