National Tap Dance Day Online Celebration with Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

Date

May 31 2020

Time

EDT
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Labels

Zoom

Cost

Free
DETAILS:

In honor of National Tap Dance Day, join Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts instructor Christine Martin, among others, as we celebrate this historic event on Sunday, May 31st at 6:30 pm Central Time. Our virtual celebration from home will include dancing the Shim Sham Shimmy on screen together, a mini Tap jam with improvisation, and Tap trivia with prizes!

This celebration is just one that happens throughout the nation during the month of May, celebrating, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson who was an American tap dancer who was one of the first African American performers to go solo and to overcome many racial barriers in the early 20th century. Bojangles is best remembered today for his dancing with Shirley Temple during a series of the films during the 1930’s and for starring in Stormy Weather which is loosely based on his life.

The celebration is free to attend but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. In preparation tap dancers are invited to learn/ review the “Shim Sham Shimmy” in this video. The second video is a review of the BS Chorus for Tap III-V students (advanced intermediate/ advanced students). The Shim Sham Shimmy which is always included in MCA’s National Tap Dance Day Celebrations and is know as the national anthem of tap.

This celebration is free, however if you are find value in this program, our MCA Moments and want to help ensure MCA is able to continue to offer engaging programming during these challenging times and beyond, please consider making a donation if you are able.


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