Tap Into History

Easy-to-use teaching units that help tap history come alive

The mission of Tap into History is to provide tap educators with short, accessible, easy-to-implement lessons geared to Grades 1 – 12 for the purpose of educating students about historical tap figures and events, classic tap repertoire, and the origins of tap terminology and famous steps. Few teachers have the knowledge of tap history and the tools needed to effectively include tap history lessons within the context of a one hour (or less) tap dance class. Practical ideas to help tap dance history come alive in the studio classroom with photos, video footage, goals, assessment tools, and additional resources will be provided.