Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy National Tap Dance Day!!!!

Yes, this is a real holiday, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1988. Why May 25? Because it's the birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson:

Bill Robinson was the most famous of all African American tap dancers in the twentieth century, and tap dancers around the world honor him and that art form every year.

Even though it's only celebrated for one day, there are performances and classes happening all month long throughout the country. (I was in a National Tap Day Show at the Old Town School of Folk Music this past Saturday.) Check out the International Tap Association website for the event nearest you.

And now for your viewing pleasure, a few great moments in tap history:


  1. Love it! Hope you have a great day! I always love tap- wish I still had my shoes!

  2. You are going to think I am such a weirdo, but I saw that it was Tap dancing day earlier, and thought of you! Too funny! Have a tap happy day!

  3. I love this! I used to take tap. I was 5 and don't remember a thing...but I did take tap :)