The Shim Sham Shimmy to “Fever” by Peggy Lee

Posted on April 24th, 2014 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

It turns out that this classic tune accommodates the Shim Sham tap routine beautifully with only a couple of minor adjustments. Enjoy the songs and the steps.

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More Songs for Tap Courtesy of Hillary-Marie Michael

Posted on November 1st, 2010 in Jazz,Rap & Hip-Hop by Terrence Taps

Hillary Marie-Michael, blogger & director of the Jersey Tap Fest has provided a list of music recommendations that mixes the best of whats classic, and whats new, much like her dancing!

Maud Arnold Shares Some of Her Favorite Tap Dance Songs

Posted on October 11th, 2010 in Jazz,Pop,R & B by Terrence Taps

This week is all about the amazing Maud Arnold! She shared some of the songs she enjoys dancing to the most so I can now share them with you. Just scroll down and enjoy!

Tap Music For Kids

Posted on December 6th, 2009 in For Children,Jazz by Terrence Taps

Check out this really cool piece if music that is perfect for a child’s competition tap dance. In fact, in the video below, you’ll see that someone has already done pretty well with it in Jazz!

Great Jazz Music For Tap Dancers

Posted on October 10th, 2009 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

Duke Ellington made more great tap music than anyone else! If you love swing, why not dance to a song that’s all about it!

Broadway Tap Dance Music

Posted on September 11th, 2009 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

Here is some great tap music from the hit musical “Chicago”! The clip below is from the motion picture soundtrack.

Funky Tap Dancing Music

Posted on July 12th, 2009 in Blues,Jazz,R & B,Rock by Terrence Taps

If you find yourself wanting to tap dance to this then you know you’ve got soul! Check out a live performance of this hit by the “Godfather of Soul” below!

Another Tap Jazz Standard For You!

Posted on April 11th, 2009 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

This song falls into the category of music you have probably heard time and time again, but never thought to dance too! Enjoy the genius of Herbie Hancock below.

More Tap Jazz From A BeBop Legend

Posted on March 25th, 2009 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

This is a great jazz groove with an awesome melody that should really inspire you in your performances!

Tap Jazz “Four” You To Jam Too!

Posted on February 6th, 2009 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

If you find yourself looking for tap jazz standards to dance too, don’t overlook this Miles Davis classic. You can view a live performance of it below.

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