To Preserve and Advance the Art of Tap Dance
Oral traditions are an expression of a society’s identity. Any limit in access to the documented history of such traditions equals a limiting of access to the understanding of that society’s own identity. By using new technologies we believe we can fulfill the mandate of access while still respecting the owners of rights to specific media. To that end, we hold these values…
- Every member of our community should have access to all the information, collected materials, and stories that informs the understanding of our tradition’s history.
- Every member of our community should be rightfully recognized and credited for their contribution, be it small or large, in the areas of production, performance, education, documentation, and preservation.
- Tap Dance is part of a large family of percussive dance expressions. Any curation that we institute is designed to focus our interest around tap dance and related American vernacular dances, and not to exclude the fundamental relationship between all human expressions of percussive dance.