Introduction to Rhythm Tap Dance: Past Legacies, Future Rhythms

michael tap dancing onstage in front of tan curtain

Photo by Uli Garcia

In this studio course, dancers will study the past, present, and future of rhythm tap dance by learning the techniques and Black American histories, traditions, and legacies that have established and continue to sustain the form. While learning fundamental steps and foundational routines, we will interact with various media curated to introduce some of rhythm tap’s important people, happenings, and places. Additionally, we will engage with related theory and closely examine the work of contemporary tap artists to identify how the form is being preserved and how Black traditions are being used to shape innovations and new approaches.




Mondays + Wednesdays,
12:30-2:20 PM


Michael J. Love