To all dancers, dance enthusiasts and tap dancers join us in celebrating the Birthday of Will Gaines today 4/4/1928.
An Honorary Board member of Tap Legacy™.
Will was raised in Detroit, USA, but made the move back in 1960’s swapping NY for Rotherham, England where he lived till his passing in 2014.
The move was after a successful US career that had included seasons at the Cotton Club with swing stars Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway.
The clip is of Will Gaines in My Home Is My Shoe one of a series of short films directed and produced by Deborah Anzalone/Century Films, this was broadcasted by Channel 4 UK, on January 19th, 2009.