Dancer, Emmy-nominated TV and film choreographer, co-founder of the Syncopated Ladies, tap shoe designer – Chloé Arnold is having a moment, and she’s thriving in the spotlight.
“Syncopated Ladies is the reason I moved to Los Angeles. I learn daily from all of them—they are fearless Black women who are highly educated and making HERstory in tap dance
Tap dance is a form of dance once dominated by men. However, today it is dominated by women.
This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit dancemediafoundation.org. If you ask a tap dancer who their favorite hoofers are, it’s not likely they’ll omit Dormeshia. Her popularity even spreads by word of foot, so to speak: Some […]
For more than a decade, Brittany Parks’ professional dance career has fulfilled her biggest childhood dreams. Making her Broadway debut? Check. Dancing on the Disney Channel? Check. Performing alongside artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kanye West? Check, check and check. But earlier this year, Parks ticked something off of her list that she never thought […]
Dancers are no strangers to multi-hyphenate careers. But a tap-dancing acupuncturist remains a rarity. April Nieves is not only the assistant director of the Boston-based tap company Subject: Matter, she is also a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and founder of The Sunny Side: Acupuncture and Healing Arts in New York City. One of the eight branches […]
From Riverdance to HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” tap dancer DeWitt Fleming Jr. has proved to be a triple threat on the stage and screen. He’s also an entrepreneur, selling his own line of wireless microphones, DeW It Right Tap Mics. Last year, he added “composer” to his resumé with the release of Sax and Taps INTERSPLOSION!, […]
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 […]