Tap Dancing: Techniques, Routines, Termnology
Submitter: From a Public Library! This book also was copyrighted in Japan in 1971! In the introduction, the author states that “most of the available information on tap dancing was written in the 1930s and . . . is certainly obsolete for today’s young people. Although essential remain the same, phrasing and explanation must be modernized with our present generation.”
We at my library agree — and urge another update to Tap Dancing so that we can withdraw the existing copy on our shelves. Although knowing how to do the “off-stage stomp” or the advanced “coffee grinders” would be desirable skills for the current generation.
Holly: Cute! (And by cute, I mean completely nauseating.) I’m especially creeped out by the little girl doing the “Simple Strut.” She’s very Shirley Temple-esque, but way too intense. Also, who tap dances in sandals? Especially something called “digs.” Ouch!