What Broadway Musicals featured tap dancing?
Asked by Zoey Busche
What are early dance productions in theater?
Musical theatre dancing is less of a particular style, and more of a description of dancing that is rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals. Relying heavily on a knowledge of ballet, tap, and jazz, musical theater dancers are, first and foremost, actors and place a high focus on musical interpretation
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Who invented tap dance?
It originated in America when slaves where not allowed to use instruments and used hands and feet as an alternative around the time that Irish clog dancing was becoming popular (so it has some influence from that). No one person "invented" it. Though the Floradora Sextet performed the first synchronized tap routine and from there was used in Hollywood and Broadway musicals. One person did "invent" "Broadway style" tap (which is the one usaly taught to beginners in America) I do not remember his name.