My Must Reads

Tap-Dance-BooksTap dancers should know the history and context of their art form, so why not make a start by checking out these books:

Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers – Constance Valis-Hill

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots & Branches – Lindsay Guarino & Wendy Oliver

Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance – Marshall & Jean Stearns

Savion: My Life in Tap – Savion Glover & Bruce Weber

Shoot Me While I’m Happy: Memories from the Tap Goddess of the Lower East Side – Jane Goldberg

Steppin’ on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance – Jacqui Malone

Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History – Constance Valis-Hill

Tap into Improv – Barbara Duffy

Tap! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and their Stories – Rusty E. Frank

Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing – Mark Knowles

The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance – Dollie Henry & Paul Jenkins

The Essential Guide to Tap Dance – Derek Hartley

The Souls of your Feet: A Tap Dance Guide Book for Rhythm Explorers – Acia Gray

The Tap Dance Dictionary – Mark Knowles

What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing – Brian Seibert