Journals Higher Education



22 January 2010

464 Pages | 94 b/w halftones

7 X 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195390827

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (01)

Tap Dancing America

A Cultural History

Constance Valis Hill

  • the first comprehensive (and only up-to-date) history of tap dancing in its three-hundred-year evolution in America
  • Meticulously researched on the basis of a bevy of primary and secondary sources over 20 years by an author who is herself a tap dancer
  • Challenges the notion that tap "died" in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Foregrounds the contributions of women in tap dance, the history of which has otherwise privileged male soloists.

Also of Interest

Related Categories

Arts & Humanities > Performing Arts > Dance