"We're a tribe of very specific people, and I don't say that lightly. I really think that there is a spirit that you have to have to be a tap dancer. Anybody can go to the store and buy a pair of tap shoes, but to be involved in the community, it's an investment."
Tap Dance in America: A Twentieth-Century Chronology of Tap Performance on Stage, Film, and Media documents, factually and with minimal editorial flourish, twentieth-century tap performance. The collect