Tap dance is an indigenous American art form blended from many cultures. Stemming from a tumultuous history, and once on the verge of extinction, it now finds itself in every corner of the world. Tap dance has been popularized by mass media and its ability to connect with everyone. This lecture will cover the roots through the contemporary form via footage and demonstration. Then you’ll have a chance to try a few basic steps, standing or seated. Leather-soled shoes are best, or any well-fitted street shoe.