National Tap Dance Day was established to honor the great Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a pioneering tap dancer who lifted tap dancing to a more light and airy feeling which was dramatically different than the more flat-footed shuffling style of the period. Robinson’s famous line was, “Everything’s Copasetic,” or in other words, everything is okay and cool. Robinson is the iconic representation of tap dance and is considered the “King of Tap Dancers.”
Watch this historic video clip of the king of tap – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson with Shirley Temple from the movie “The Little colonel”.
Want to learn to tap dance in Los Angeles? Tap dancing is an absolutely GREAT dance for getting in shape and improving your dance rhythm! Plus its FUN FUN FUN!
Try a tap dancing class in Los Angeles today! Call 310-391-0400 for Tap class information.
Tap Level 1
Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Tap Level 2
Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 pm
I’ll leave you with one more tap video, a great tap dance routine from the fantastic movie Stormy Weather featuring the tap dancing greats, the Nicholas Brothers.
Happy National Tap Dance Day!