To all dancers dance enthusiasts and tap dancers join us in celebrating the Birthday of Leon Collins today 02/07/1922.
A Tap Master and National Treasure. Began dancing at an early age and went on professionally until the 60s the time when tap dancing began to fade from Hollywood and Broadway..
In the 70’s tap dance revival Leon came back teaching,
Collins is best known for his work with jazz, bebop and classical music, Flight of the Bumblebee became his signature tune.
Enjoy this clip from the DVD Songs Unwritten, A Tap Dancer Remembered 1989.
Rhythmic Musicality, Clarity and Style…. Yes A Master At Play…