Maurice Hines, a dazzling member of tap dance and Broadway royalty, died on December 29, 2023, two weeks after his 80th birthday.
As youngsters, my brother, Gregory, and I went to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to watch tap greats like Teddy Hale, Bunny Briggs, the Step Brothers and Coles & Atkins. Most of those guys would come on the stage and just tap.
Tap dance is everything in one. It’s something that is ancient and of the future. It’s timeless.
Jumaane Taylor, Tap Dancer and Artistic Director of Chicago Human Rhythm Project, on Connecting With the Ancestral Roots of His Art Form
I believe I dance because I am thankful to believe in God. This art form I practice comes from a spiritual tradition, and I feel the history of that tradition whenever I am being honest with myself on the floor…or whenever I’m improvising to John Coltrane albums.
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 […]