A History Of Tap (as Told by a Mad Lib)


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Tap dance as we know it today was (1)__________(past tense verb) out of other European percussive (2)__________(noun) styles like clogging and Irish stepdance. Tap dance began to evolve as a (3)__________(adjective) style all its own in the early 1900s as part of vaudeville acts. People like John “(4)__________(nickname)” Sublett and Bill “(5)__________(fast food restaurant)” Robinson popularized the rising new tap style. Robinson even performed with Shirley Temple! Tap remained (6)__________(adjective) as part of popular culture, with movie stars Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly among the most (7)__________(adjective) tap dancers ever.

Today, tap continues to be a respected dance form (it even has its own national (8)__________(noun)) and is practiced both as a performance piece and as a part of larger musical and performance groups. Tap includes a wide variety of personal (9)_________(plural noun) and is danced with nearly all styles of music.

 

And if you really want to know the real answers, here they are:

  1. Born
  2. Dance
  3. Particular
  4. Bubbles
  5. Bojangles
  6. Popular
  7. Famous
  8. Holiday
  9. Styles

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