International Tap Dance Hall of Fame

 

The International Tap Dance Hall of Fame is the only tap dance hall of fame exclusively focused on tap dancers. It features founding and innovative 20th and 21st century professional tap dancers.With a collection of photographs, biographies, and videos, the Hall of Fame is becoming a colorful and diverse retrospective of America's seminal tap dance personalities.

 

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2018 - Tap Happenings

 

 
 
 
Filmed for the Lena Robbins Film Archive under the supervision of Leticia Jay. Excerpts from a performance on May 12, 1969 at the Bert Wheeler Theatre in Hotel Dixie, New York City. Filmed by Eugene Marner.

Contents: Chuck Green, Raymond Kaalund, Howard Sandman Sims, Green and Sims; Act II competition line introduced by Derby Wilson: Lon Chaney, Sims, Rhythm Red, Green, Jerry Ames, Raymond Kaalund, Jimmy Slyde, and Bert Gibson. Rhythm Red, Kaalund, Gibson, Wilson, Slyde, Green. Finale.

Organized by Chuck Green and Leticia Jay, an East Indian dancer dancer specializing in so-called primitive dance; a friend of Green who had the resources, funds, and producing skills to organize the Tap Happenings as a preservation of rhythm tap dancing.

Excerpts from this Tap Happening event were filmed and can be seen at The Gregory Hines Collection of American Tap Dance: 

Chuck Green, Raymond Kaalund, Howard Sandman Sims, Derby Wilson, Lon Chaney, John Shivers, Jerry Ames, Jimmy Slyde, Bert Gibson, Eugene Marner, Leticia Jay.

 
New York Public Library: CATNYP: Dance Collection: Tap Dancing. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Gregory Hines Collection of American Tap Dance.