A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.
- As part of the program's commitment to a broad range of styles, the children were taught a tap dance to perform at one of the concerts.
- Tap is another excellent way to build enthusiasm for dance; many boys know Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly and relate tap dance to their success.
- Meanwhile, he performed an impromptu tap dance which drew great applause and hoots of appreciation from the audience.
verb[no object] (tap-dance)
Perform a tap dance.
- In another set, a solo performer clapped and tap-danced in the spotlight, first casually, then faster and faster, until his hands and legs were a blur of motion.
- In the middle, dressed in top hat and tails, are the dancers, who would tap-dance to a medley of Fred Astaire classics.
- By tossing in too many forward-moving leaps and high kicks, you risk forcing her nimble feet to tap-dance even farther backward.
- Example sentences
- I've never seen that kind of superstar response given to a tap dancer.
- I'm a tap dancer and I was on a drill team for seven years.
- If a tap dancer knocks your socks off and sounds like a combination of Fred Astaire and Bojangles, would you say he is anything more than a great tap dancer?
tap dancing noun
- Example sentences
- His tap-dancing is poor, his singing mediocre, and his hairdressing skills are not well developed at all, so what else could he do to make a living, I ask?
- But what really took me by surprise was the constant clickety-clackety sound of tap-dancing.
- He is a high energy personality giving his all to tap-dancing and bringing tap-dancing back to the people, to the street, to the kids.
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