Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.

Hello. Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free.

Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here.

Hello. Some features on this site require a subscription. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month.

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.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 1:12 PM

Tommy Tune!

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 1:12 PM

Presenting Bonnie Franklin!

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 1:16 PM

Tapping kills!

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 1:28 PM

Tap is not dead.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 10Last Thursday at 4:46 AM

Tapping into the hearts of millions.

Offsite Link
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.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 7:07 AM

Tap your troubles away, OP.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 7:33 AM


Offsite Link
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
Need more help? Click Here.

Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." Don't you just LOVE clicking on these things on every single site you visit? I know we do! You can thank the EU parliament for making everyone in the world click on these pointless things while changing absolutely nothing. If you are interested you can take a look at our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, click ACCEPT and we'll set a dreaded cookie to make it go away. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs.


Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!