If you are "of" (not merely "in") my community of poets, then you know my special connection with legendary tap master Gregory Hines. In fact, my last manuscript of poems about him has been collecting dust because I'm always afraid it doesn't honor him properly. Mr Quadruple Threat helped pave the way for me to be multi-disciplined & he showed the world that sometimes black men "dance" as a means of battle, survival or both. Missing you Big Soles ... Studios Portraits, Point Shoes, Happy Birthday, Dancers Be Like, Taps Dancers, Taps Shoes, Dance Shoes, Gregory Hines, Inspiration Art
Gregory Hines - began tapping at three. An avid improvisator of tap steps, tap sounds, and tap rhythms. "He purposely obliterated the tempos, throwing down a cascade of taps like pebbles across the floor. In those moments he aligned tap with the latest free-form experiments in jazz and new music and postmodern dance." Responsible for National Tap Dance Day. Died in 2003 at 57 of liver cancer.
Gregory Hines - What a smile! Birth Name: Gregory Oliver Hines... Born: 14 February 1946 Died: 9 August 2003..... Country of origin: United States... What an amazing entertainer you were. One of the greatest tap dancers ever. Bet you are still tap dancing for the angels!!! RIP dear Gregory!!!!
tap dancing - If you're a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers lover like I am, and IF you've ever 'tried' to tap dance...it's NOT easy! Tap dancing is a FABULOUS way to tone the body, especially the buttocks and legs. It gives you an unbelievable cardio workout, and is LOTS of FUN!