Rhythm Tap Hall of Fame Offers Tap Dance Workshops

Celebrating 14 years in the Bay Area, Rhythm Tap Hall of Fame is offering traditional tap dance classes starting Feb. 9. The nonprofit organization promotes the lost art form, providing educational programs for youth, adults, and seniors, teaching the history of tap dancing through audio visual and tap instruction. The Hall of Fame has offered after school programs including various dance art forms, instructors’ workshops, and a performing arts newsletter. Master tap dancer “Skip Cunningham” has taught a Tap Dance Instructor Workshop with the organization. The group has also awarded renowned dancers with Hall of Fame Induction Awards. Winners include Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers tap-dance duo, who received the Legendary Artist Award (2001); Skip Cunningham, who received the Master Tapper Award (2001); David Kennedy, Jr., winner of the Humanitarian Award (2001); as well as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. The organization hasa collection of books, periodicals, audio visuals, and tap dance shoes that were donated to the Hall of Fame. Registration for Traditional Rhythm Tap Dance classes will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 at 14895 E. 14th St., Suite 320 in San Leandro. For more information, call (510) 531-1654 or visit www.rhythmtaphalloffame.org.
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