Category: tap dance

margotfonteyns: “I really had to fight hard fo…

margotfonteyns:

“I really had to fight hard for the part with Fred Astaire in Second Chorus. He didn’t want to dance with an amateur. I took private lessons on the side–even on Sundays. I did all right in the test, and Fred said I could do the dance with him, although I knew he wasn’t too keen about it. When rehearsals began, I started coming in at 1 o’clock. Then I came at noon–then 11, and 10. Finally I was coming in at 8 o’clock. I wasn’t working. I was just watching Fred. My interest got him more interested. Finally he let his own dances go and worked with me. I danced until my feet were blistered and bleeding. But I loved it: I knew that if I put in this servitude something had to come of it.

“We had six weeks of rehearsal and then we did the dance in three takes–in half an hour, although three days are usually allotted for Fred Astaire’s dances. Mrs. Astaire came at noon to see the dance but we had finished it before she got there. Fred Astaire seldom cares to see his rushes, but he went in to see our dance, and he came rushing out to get me. ‘Where is she?’ he cried. ‘Bless her heart–just come and see this kid slap it out!’” –Paulette Goddard

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Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell tap dancing “B…

Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell tap dancing “Begin the Beguine” in Broadway Melody of 1940. 

Performed by: Second to None (Sarah Bamford, A…

Performed by: Second to None (Sarah Bamford, Ava Brooks, and Ryan Maw)

Number: “Classic” 

Style: Tap

From: World of Dance, Season 2 (2018)

Performed by: Jonathan Groff and dancer ensemb…

Performed by: Jonathan Groff and dancer ensemble

Number: “Anything Goes”

Choreography: Kathleen Marshall

Style: Tap

From: MCC Theater’s Miscast gala (2012)

Performed by: Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Orial…

Performed by: Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Orialis Ashley, Anissa Lee, Assata Madison, Valerie Rockey, Melinda Sullivan, Melissa Tannus, and LA Syncopated Ladies Bootcamp participants

Number: “Run the World”

Choreography: Chloe Arnold

Style: Tap

From: Syncopated Ladies Bootcamp LA 2016

Performed by: Sutton Foster and ensemble

Performed by: Sutton Foster and ensemble

Number: “Morning Person”

Choreography: Josh Prince

Style: Tap

From: The Today Show (2010)

anjelia3:‘Younger’ co-stars Sutton Foster &amp…

anjelia3:

‘Younger’ co-stars Sutton Foster & Nico Tortorella rehearse for their number they’ll perform this weekend in Baltimore with the Baltimore symphony. (x.x.x)

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rhinestonedance-blog: Dance gods, Gene Kelly &…

rhinestonedance-blog:

Dance gods, Gene Kelly & Fred Astaire.

via always-fair-weather:

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire – “The Babbitt and The Bromide”

“The Babbitt and the Bromide” tap number in the Ziegfield Follies (1946).

Performed by: Sutton Foster and ensemble

Performed by: Sutton Foster and ensemble

Number: “Anything Goes”

Choreography: Kathleen Marshall

Style: Tap

From: 65th Tony Awards (2011)

popcorntastesgood:Travelling in a draw – Mary …

popcorntastesgood:

Travelling in a draw – Mary Poppins :3

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