Enjoy the raw rhythmic musicality, ease of style and strong but light steps, of Tap Master Gregory Hines, Yes, he is the Co-Founder of Tap Legacy™, Musicality in tap dance as it is meant to be… Enjoy this rare TV footage clip of Gregory Hines “In the Room” Having Fun.
“Sun Valley Serenade” a 1941 film starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, & Milton Berle. The full Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Nicholas Brothers & Dorothy Dandridge.
The first of two movies featuring The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1942’s “Orchestra Wives” It plays admission Free every Tues. Thurs. & Sunday at the Opera House in the Sun Valley Village, and all day on a dedicated TV channel to all rooms at the Sun Valley Lodge. Gotta Get there!!!
In this clip Dorothy Dandridge sings Chattanooga Choo Choo with Harold and Fayard tap dancing to the music of “The Glenn Miller Orchestra”
“The Hoist Sisters” in the Chain Gang Tap Dance routine from the 1936 short “Amuse Yourself” Anyone interested in a remake of this routine!!!! Amazing Clarity… Enjoy…
In this clip “The Hoist Sisters” from the 1936 Short “Amuse Yourself.”
Watch and listen to “Baby” Laurence tap dance at the Hollywood Palace in 1967 with Sammy Davis Jr. as a host, “Baby” started performing at age 12 with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers as a Soprano singer. Later in NYC frequenting the Hoofers Club he became Teddy Hales main rival. Bunny Briggs once said “I saw a fellow dance and his feet never touched the floor”, Yes So true..
In this clip ‘Baby’ Laurence at the Hollywood Palace in 1967 with Sammy Davis Jr. as the host.
Lloyd Storey – HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Tap Legacy™ Daily Post – To All dancers, dance enthusiasts and tap dancers, join us today in celebrating the Birthday July 24, 1923 of Lloyd Storey, a Tap Master and National Treasure. Lloyd grew up in New York after the family moved from Detroit, Michigan. At the young age of 14 years old, he began dancing at New York’s famed Apollo Theater, eventually touring with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
After the end of WWII where he served in the Navy, he returned to the stage performing with all the greats of the time, the likes of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Redd Foxx, Peg Leg Bates, Count Basie.
When Storey moved to Detroit, he formed the “Detroit Sultans” tap ensemble with Fletcher “T Bone” Hollingsworth and Frank Colvard, he also directed the city’s Tap Repertory Ensemble, as well as teaching at the Center for Creative Studies.
Steve & Nick Condos, Rhythmically, a class by themselves, better known as “The Condos Brothers” they were the favorite and most sought after dance team in Hollywood for films in the 1930’s – 1940’s. such films were ** Wake Up and Live (1937) ** Happy Landing (1938) ** In the Navy (1941) ** Pin-Up Girl (1944 ** The Time the Place and the Girl (1946) ** Shes Back on Broadway (1953).
As in Hollywood and across the USA, they were also a sensation overseas, they held the longest record at London’s famous Palladium, playing for an entire year.
Sit back and enjoy this rare find of a clip with Nick & Steve tap dancing. Enjoy their smooth performance… Their clarity … Rhythmic Musicality… Showmanship & class…Let’s Get it… (Keep an eye and an ear on those wings…Wow!!!).
In this clip Steve & Nick “The Condos Brothers” Rhythm is their Voice “Greek Heritage” – No Boundaries.