The Tap Dance Dictionary

The Tap Dance Dictionary

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The language of tap dancing is as rich and varied as that of any art, and different choreographers, teachers and performers often use totally different terms for exactly the same step. The various names of all steps and clear descriptions of them are collected for the first time in this reference work. The emphasis is on all variations of a name, from universally recognized terms to simple qpetq names that individual performers and choreographers have created, with extensive cross-references provided. Each of the steps is fully described, with appropriate counts, explanations and history. Many antique and unusual steps such as the Patting Juba, the Quack and the Swanee Shuffle are included.... of waste threads were called thrums. In Barriea#39;s stories set in Kirriemuir, the town is called Thrums. with the towna#39;s cottage industry, handloom weaving. Thrums are the short strands of waste threads used by weavers to repair broken threads.

Title:The Tap Dance Dictionary
Author:Mark Knowles
Publisher:McFarland - 1998-07-01


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