Did you know that yesterday was National Tap Dance Day? The reason it’s designated as May 25th is because that’s Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday: May 25, 1878. Yep, it’s a real holiday, with the resolution being signed into law by President George Bush in 1989.
Since we were busy with Memorial Day yesterday, I think we can get an extension, don’t you? Pull out your dance shoes!
Or, if you prefer to celebrate in more sedentary style, here’s a terrific performance of Robinson’s from the 1935 Shirley Temple film The Little Colonel:
Have you ever tap danced? Do you think it could make a come-back? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
P.S. – While you all are dancing out there, I’ll be busy doing a Skype author interview with Ms. Hartt’s 6th graders. Wish me luck! 😉