Tap Dance - Amanda Norwood Dance 100 Tap Dance 1 Why is tap...

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Amanda Norwood Dance 100 02/29/2012 Tap Dance 1. Why is tap dancing similar to Irish jigging? Tap dancing is similar to Irish jigging because tap dance originated from this dance form along with many others. 2. What is another point of view regarding how tap originated? Until recently it was believed that tap dancing originated from African slaves and Irish indentured servants observing each other’s dance on the plantation, and thus tap dance was born 3. What did William Henry Lane and John Diamond contribute to tap? In the mid to late 1800’s there were “cutting challenges” which was an intense challenge between dancers, these were known as an excellent breeding ground for new talent. In 1844 the earliest challenge was recorded between Mr. Lane and Mr. Diamond. 4. What are some different types of tap? Some different types of dance are buck dancing (similar but older than clog dance), soft- shoe dancing (a dance done in soft soled shoes), and buck wing dancing (a fast dance done in wooden shoes).
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