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Tap Dancing Documentary Films

Information about movies and stage musicals with the most or the best tap dancing sequences.

2016 Tap Dancing Documentaries

Arts in Context "Passing It Forward" Documentary
Documentary film featuring master tap dancer Acia Gray and the history of the Tapestry performing ensemble of Austin, Texas. The film can be viewed free, online in its entirety. It first broadcast by KLRU-TV of Austin, Texas on October 26, 2016, as part of their "Arts in Context" television series. PRODUCERS DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM: "Tap dance is a part of the cultural fabric of America. No one knows this better than Acia Gray who took Tapestry Dance Company from a group with little more than three dancers and a dream to the only full-time professional tap dance company in North America. Tapestry Dance Company has premiered over 165 works and toured over 25 states and three countries.">

2015 Tap Dancing Documentaries


TITLE: "Tap World"
RUN TIME: 72 Minutes (1 hour and 11 minutes)
DIRECTOR AND WRITER: Dean Hargrove
CAST:
Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Lee How, Anissa Lee, Sarah Reich, and Jason Samuels Smith. Also includes contributions from dancers, choreographers and dance companies in many different countries.
FILM RELEASE DATE: 10 July 10 2015
- Official Trailer of "Tap World"
- New York Times "Tap World" Review
- Listing at IMDB
SHOP:
- DVD of Tap World at Amazon.com
- Download of "Tap World" at Amazon.com
- Tap World on Streaming Netflix

2014 Tap Dancing Documentaries

TITLE: "Tap or Die"
DIRECTOR: Jackie Pare
FEATURED DANCERS:
Aaron Tolson, Acia Gray Brenda Bufalino, Carson Murphy, Cartier Williams, Derick Grant, Dianne Walker, Jason Samuels Smith, Josh Hilberman, Max Pollak, Michela Lerman, Michelle Dorrance, Nicholas Young, and Sarah Petronio,
RUNNING TIME: 62 minutes
FILM RELEASED: 2014
RESOURCES
- Trailer of the "Tap or Die" Film
- Official "Tap Or Die" Web Site
- Internet Movie Database "Tap or Die" Listing
SHOP:
- Buy "Tap or Die" as a Download or on DVD

2011 Tap Dancing Documentaries


TITLE: "Tap Dance History from Vaudeville to Film"
DIRECTOR: CAROL TETEN
RUNNING TIME: 45 Minutes
DVD RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2011
DESCRIPTION:
Includes video clips of tap dancing films of the 1930's and 1940's with narration. Film clips were selected by Andrew J. Nermr of the T Tap Legacy Foundation.
SHOP:
DVD OF "Tap Dance History" at Amazon.com
- DVD and Download of "Tap Dance History" at Dancetime

2010 Tap Dancing Documentaries

TITLE: "Gotta Move: Women in Tap"
PRODUCER: Lynn Dally
WEST COAST PREMIER: April 22, 2010 (UCLA'S Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater)
EAST COAST PREMIER: July 10, 2010 (2010 Tap City Festival)
DESCRIPTION: Documentary filmed at a three day "Women in Tap" conference and concert held at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in February of 2008. The film features some of the most influential women in modern day tap dancing. Dancers featured in the film include Acia Gray, Barbara Duffy, Brenda Bufalino, Chloe Arnold, Deborah Mitchell, Dianne Walker, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Heather Cornell, Josette Wiggan, Linda Sohl-Ellison, Lynn Dally, Michelle Dorrance, Miriam Nelson, and Terry Brock.
- ITA "Gotta Move: Women in Tap" Article

2006 Tap Dancing Documentaries


TITLE: "Been Rich All My Life"
RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes
FILM RELEASE DATE: January 4, 2006
DVD RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2006
DESCRIPTION:
The story of the "Silver Belles", five former showgirls who danced at the Apollo i the 1930's and 1940's. In this film the women are between age 84 and age 96.
- IMDB Listing
- Official Film Trailer at YouTube
SHOP:
- DVD of "Been Rich All My Life" at Amazon.com
- Download of "Been Rich All My Life" at Amazon.com

More Tap and Step Dance Documentaires

TITLE: "One Million Steps"
FILM MAKER: Eva Stotz
FEATURED DANCER: Marjie Nie
RESOURCES: - Web Site of the "One Millions Steps" Project


TITLE: "Every Little Step"
RELEASED: 2008
DESCRIPTION:
Casting of the 2006 Broadweay revival of the musical "A Chorus Line".
SHOP:
DVD of "Every Little Step" at Amazo.com


TITLE: "Talking Feet: Solo Southern Dance - Flatfoot, Buck, and Tap"
RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes
PRODUCER: Pete Seeger
STUDIO: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
DVD RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2007
DESCRIPTION:
Documentary ABOUT flatfoot buck hoedown and rural tap dancing the styles of solo Southern dancing which are a companion to traditional old-time music and on which modern clog, tap, and other step dancing styles are based.
ARTICLE: - Folkstreams Dot Net Article
SHOP:
- DVD of "Talking Feet" at Amazon.com


TITLE: Let Your Feet Do The Talkin
DVD of "Let Your Feet Do the Talkin" at Amazon.com


TITLE: "Jig"

DESCRIPTION:
Follows eight contestants during their journey to the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships in March ofd 2010 in the city of Glasgow.
DVD of "Jig" at Amazon.com



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