Tap Dancing

Tap dancing is a form of dance that requires special tap shoes with metal plates on the ball and heel that create a tapping sound as a dancer moves.

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What are the rules for tap dancing?

In tap dancing there are not any "rules" as such. However, to pass grades you need to be able to have a clear sound, remember the steps and remember to perform it. The only rule is that in some festivals (dance competitions) you are not allowed to have tele tone tap shoes.

Hope that helps.

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Who invented square dancing?

Immigrants in New England back in the 17th Century!

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How are ballet and tap dancing alike?

All dancing using feet. But I feel that ballet and tap dancing uses mostly their feet and lower part of the body while other types such as belly dancing and hip hop and various others uses more of everything

in both you can't fling your arms around and you have to in both keep in time like any other dancing. (I think you should ask my dance teacher).

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Who invented the wing t formation?

Dave Nelson is properly credited as being the Father of the Wing-T, but Mike Lude was with him every step of the way.

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What is the difference between Irish dancing and tap dancing?

Irish dancing is pretty much just swinging your legs around in fancy ways and you will have the same genre of music. With tap dancing you have metal attached to the bottom of your shoes and it makes a noise, you can make any rhythm, beat, or sound you can with these. You also will not be sticking to the same genre of music with tap dancing. Tap dancing is really great, no offense to any Irish dancers.

Also in Irish you keep very straight and your arms at your sides. Whereas in tap dancing you use your arms and you have to bend your legs and bounce but not too much.

This answer was written by by person who is deeply prejudiced and clearly knows nothing about irish dance ^. Please do your research before answering these questions. Watch the movie 'jig' for an idea of irish dance or watch it at a competition, visit the irish dance section on dance.net, the clrg website or irish dancing.com for more. As an irish dancer as well as a ballet and modern jazz dancer I know the person speaking isn't a true dancer as they wouldn't have the disrespect for another dance form if they were. I think tap dancing is really cool, but this answer isn't.

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Which celebrities do tap dancing?

Grammy-award winning artist Mya Harrison is a well known celebrity who has had a love for tap dancing since she was a child. She went on a reality-tv competition and exploited her tap dancing skills on CBS's "Secret Talent of Celebrities".

Also there is Adam Garcia who is a judge of "Got to Dance" who I would say is a celebrity.

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How do you spell shuffle in tap dancing?

"Shuffle" is the way to spell it, either in dance, cards, or other uses.

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What is Chloe lukasiaks kik?

chloelukasiak123

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What are facts about Christopher Bruce's Swansong?

Choreography : Christopher Bruce

Music : Philip Chambon

Design : Christopher Bruce

Lighting : David Mohr

Running time : 32 mins

Cast: 3 dancers ( 1 victim, 2 interrogators )

Swansong was first created for London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet). It was first performed at the Teatro Arriago, Bilbao, Spain on 25th November 1987 by 'LFB' the small touring company of the Festival Ballet. Rambert performed it for the first time at the Theatre Royal Norwich on 12 April 1995.

A work for three dancers, the cast was originally all male but, it has been performed by an all female cast and with two women - an interrogator and a victim and a male interrogator. It was the intention of Christopher Bruce the it could be performed by an all female cast, an all male cast, or a mixed cast, but NOTwhere the single sex character was the victim.

Swansong is a work which demands considerable stamina and rehearsal. The dancers work as a team allowing for the development of their interpretation of the roles and Bruce's choreography and also to establish a rapport within the group.

The dancers are not identified by name - only by the title 'The Guards' and 'The Prisoner'.

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Why was tap dancing started?

It was a way to create sound by the art of dance but originally tap was derived from Irish step dancing.

Apparently dark skinned people in America used to use tap dancing to mimic the lighter skinned Americans. The lighter skinned Americans then used to mimic the darker skinned Americans by tap dancing too.

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What are some of the unique elements of tap dance?

1. being able to make magnificent sounds with your feet

2. using your feet!

3. rhythms are key and sound wonderful when you perfect a certain one :)

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Who is the best dancer in the world and ever?

Simrin Player! :)

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How many tap dancers set the world record for the largest tap dance?

28

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How did dancing originate?

When the first person showed great enthusiasm.

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Did you hear about the blonde tap dancer?

She fell in the sink!

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What are the costumes used in tap dance?

In older tap dancing it was only males so they wore suits. But these days it is more common to wear catsuits.

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Where did tap dance originate?

there are two types of tap dancing australlian and American American is more light and australlian is more heavy footed

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Is dance moms episode 11 the last one?

There will be season two

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Where can you find a good you're a jerk dance step video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI0XW6WH_BU i learned jerking watching this video and it worked for me hope it helped=]

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Who discovered tap dancing?

Tap dancing was not just simply discovered. It was, like all other types of dance, created over a period of time.

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What equipment is used in tap dancing?

Are you serious? What equipment do you use for tap dancing? BALLET SHOES! *sarcasm* You use TAP SHOES AND YOUR FREAKING BODY! Sigh... *mutters something to self about what is the world coming to these days*

Thats rude! I won't get rid of that because i'm nice.

Ignore them. It is tap shoes which are leather or anvas shoes with a heel. They have a metal toe and sometimes heel. And that is it really because your body isn't really equipment. So yeah. Oh and you need to not have paralised feet because then you can't tap. :)

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What country does tap dancing originated?

America

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Why did tap dancing start?

Tap is a blend of Irish step dancing and African gumboot dancing. It began when the two minority groups were highly oppressed and they blended their dance forms. The steps of the Irish combined with the rhythm and style of the African Americans created tap.

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What year did tap dancing start in?

1840

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When and where was tap dancing invented?

In the mid-1600s in America, before tap dance shoes were invented, the bare soles of slaves walking rhythmically across the wood decks of river boats combined with the energetic steps of the Irish jig and the Lancashire clog.

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