Tap is rhythm - rhythm is tap. Its origins are varied and many. Americans say it originates from the African Jazz Age, the Irish claim it evolves from their Jig and Step dancing. The English state its from the northern Clog dancing. Chose whichever is true to you. Tap is as popular today as it was in the heyday of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals.
Shows like 42nd Street and Crazy For You and the more recent Stomp and Tap Dogs illustrate the popularity, and diversities of style and music in tap.
For further information on Tap Dance Classes based at our studio in Reading, please click Tap Dance.