To all dancers, dance enthusiasts and tap dancers, join us in celebrating the Birthday of Teddy Hale today 02/02/??
A legendary Tap Master and National Treasure.
Hale was a major influence on Gregory Hines and his dance style and an influence on the styles of many up and coming tap dancers of his time.
In this clip from a 1949’s TV performance, Notice the breadth and smoothness of his act. Enjoy, watch and Listen to the Rhythmic Musicality and ease of his taps.
Credits to his name are the 1939 film Straight To Heaven, the 1949 episode #1.42 of the Milton Berle Show, and the 1949 Eddie Condon Floor Show episodes 1.4 and 1.5