Leon Collins, a Tap Master and National Treasure.
Began dancing at an early age and went on professionally until the 60s when tap dancing demand began to fade.
In the 70’s revival, and at the urging of friends like Tina Pratt and Stanley Brown, Leon came back teaching, opening a studio in 1976 with Mae Arnette Star Steps Studio. Leon was best known for his work with jazz, bebop and classical music.
Flight of the Bumblebee – see clip – became his signature tune.
This clip is from the documentary Songs Unwritten: A Tap Dancer Remembered 1989