For some, Valentine’s Day conjures up images of pink and red, sweet treats, and bouquets of flowers. For tap dancers, this day holds a very different meaning: February 14th, 1946, the iconic Gregory Hines was born. He is responsible for inspiring a new generation of tappers with his diverse talents and passion for spreading the love of tap. Thanks to his efforts in Congress and the film “Tap”, along with the help of many other artists, we celebrate National Tap Dance Day every May 25th, a day that unifies dancers around the world. His lifelong love of dance has inspired many of the members of the Hot Foot Honeys, and a special solo will be dedicated to him during our spring showcase, Tapography. Come share in the love and honor his memory April 20-22 at the Buckman!
“I’m going to tap until I can’t: I’ll be so old, all I can do is walk out from the wings to stage center. But I’ll be there.” -In loving memory of Gregory Hines (February 14th, 1946-August 9, 2003)
Our first tap workshop of the year was a wonderful success! Our beginner and absolute beginner tappers filled both studio spaces at the Evergreen Theater with such rhythm and energy. A huge thank you to everyone who attended, our incredible board members who go above and beyond to make every Hot Foot Honeys event a success, and Hot Foot Honeys members Cristina and Danielle for being the fearless leaders of each workshop group. We can’t wait for the next workshop event, which will feature Asha Griffith! Keep a close eye out for more details as the event draws closer, we promise, this is NOT an event you will want to miss!
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