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TAP DANCE

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TAP DANCE is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

 

The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap.

 

Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition