Tap Roots: The Early History of Tap Dancing

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  • Tracing the development of tap dancing from ancient India to the Broadway stage in 1903, when the word Tap was first
    used in publicity to describe this new American style of dance, this text separately addresses the cultural, societal
    and historical events that influenced the development of Tap dancing. Section One covers primary influences such as
    Irish step dancing, English clog dancing and African dancing. Section Two covers theatrical influences (early theatrical
    developments, Daddy Rice, the Virginia Minstrels) and Section Three covers various other influences (Native American,
    German, Shaker). Also included are accounts of the people present at tap's inception and how various styles of dance
    were mixed to create a new art form.