A Conversation for Basic Tap Dance Steps

English/American tap dancing styles

Post 1


I remember Bruce Forsythe describing the (main?) difference between English and American style tap.

He said that English tap dancing is very much done on tip toes and American tap is a lazier style down with more flat feet.

Is this correct?

An interesting entry - I have always wondered about the building blocks of tap dancing as I do some dancing myself.

English/American tap dancing styles

Post 2


I have been dancing for 53 years, and have always done and taught American Tap. I have never danced without being on the balls of my feet.

English/American tap dancing styles

Post 3


I have just taken some 5 lessons. At my age to start is something questionable. But as i have taken leads in amateur musicals in the past it makes good sense to me, although a little late in the day. I was looking for some info' & found H2G2 & a write up on the subject.

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