National Tap Dance Day

[ 0 ] May 25, 2007 |

rapataptapIt is Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday today (1878-1949). He was a dance legend, perhaps the greatest tap dancer who ever lived. He started dancing at age 6 and continued dancing most of his life. National Tap Dance Day celebrates him and honors tap dance as a uniquely American art form.

Celebrate this day.
– Play your favorite music and get your kids up and dancing.
– Read your kids Rap A Tap Tap by Leo and Diane Dillon about Bojangles’s life.
– Introduce your kids to some amazing dancing. Watch the films Singin’ in the Rain (1952) or The Band Wagon (1953) with Fred Astaire.
– Watch Sesame Street – Let’s Make Music (2000) and see the amazing dance troupe, STOMP.

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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