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Tap dancing is a bore

Why does American media keep pushing it on us??

by Anonymousreply 21Last Thursday at 8:09 AM

I wanted to take tap dance classes as a kid so badly.

I was not allowed.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 1:02 PM

Tappa Tappa Tappa

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 1:03 PM

I LOVE tap dancing!

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 1:05 PM

Tap dancing only looks group when a whole group is doing it in unison on stage

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 1:08 PM

Pushing it on us? What year does your calendar say? 1930's, 40's?

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 1:10 PM

It's not. Watch No Maps on My Taps. It's fascinating and athletic.

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by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 1:12 PM

Tommy Tune!

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by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 1:12 PM

Presenting Bonnie Franklin!

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 1:16 PM

Tapping kills!

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by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 1:28 PM

Tap is not dead.

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by Anonymousreply 10Last Thursday at 4:46 AM

Tapping into the hearts of millions.

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by Anonymousreply 11Last Thursday at 4:48 AM

Tap is dead except on Broadway, which is currently dead

by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 5:33 AM

Tap is fun! What’s the matter with you?

by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 5:39 AM

I know a couple of fellas who would disagree with you. Moe and Joe. We used to work together, really tore up the lot. You can find these guys in the Smithsonian.

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by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 7:07 AM

Tap your troubles away, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 7:33 AM

Boring?

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Thursday at 7:38 AM

That made me smile, R15 -- and anything that makes me smile today is a good thing. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 17Last Thursday at 7:42 AM

WOW R16 !

by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 7:43 AM

You can take Follies and shove it up your ass. Give me a good tap number any day.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Thursday at 7:50 AM

(FOLLIES traditionally includes a group tap number during "Who's That Woman," BTW).

I think it's a generational thing. Tap was much loved by "the Greatest Gen" and then the older Boomers who grew up with it (at least on TV and onstage) . Many younger people view it as an amusing, irrelevant oddity (like waltzing or clog-dancing). For some people, it has unfortunate associations with minstrelsy and racial/cultural appropriation.

I admire the level of skill involved, and I enjoy it when choreographers explore it in new ways. But a little part of me dies when, say, a new musical features very traditional tap as a means of wow-wing the audience. It feels cheap.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Thursday at 8:09 AM

PS: was it Sontag who once called tap dancing "choreographed fascism?"

by Anonymousreply 21Last Thursday at 8:09 AM
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