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Tap Dance Trivia

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Do you love to tap dance? Find out how much you know about the history of tap dance!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which tap dancer is famous for his 'Stair Dance'?
    • A. 

      Jimmy Slyde

    • B. 

      Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

    • C. 

      Fred Astaire

    • D. 

      King Rastus Brown

  • 2. 
    In the 1930's, the Nicholas Brothers danced at this famous New York Club:
    • A. 

      The Jazz Club

    • B. 

      The Jazz House

    • C. 

      The Cotton Club

    • D. 

      The Vine

  • 3. 
    Which tap dancer is famous for appearing in movies with Shirley Temple?
    • A. 

      Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

    • B. 

      Willie Covan

    • C. 

      LaVaughn Robinson

    • D. 

      Eddie Brown

  • 4. 
    Which female tap dancer was known for her 'machine gun' fast tapping in the 1940's and 1950's?
    • A. 

      Jeni LeGon

    • B. 

      Eleanor Powell

    • C. 

      Ginger Rogers

    • D. 

      Ann Miller

  • 5. 
    Which tap dancer appeared with Gene Kelly and Debbie Renoylds in MGM's 'Singing in the Rain'?
    • A. 

      Fred Astaire

    • B. 

      Donald O'Connor

    • C. 

      Fred Kelly

    • D. 

      Buddy Ebsen

  • 6. 
    Some historians think that tap dancing is a mix of which dance forms:
    • A. 

      Irish Step Dance

    • B. 

      African Dance

    • C. 

      English Clog Dance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    This small room in a New York club served as the 'Harlem head-quarters for tap dancers' in the 1930's:
    • A. 

      The Hoofers Club

    • B. 

      The Hoofers Lounge

    • C. 

      The Tapper's Club

    • D. 

      The Hoofers Corner

  • 8. 
    Leonard Reed is known for this tap dance routine:
    • A. 

      The Charleston

    • B. 

      The Tack Annie

    • C. 

      The Shim Sham Shimmy

    • D. 

      The Cakewalk

  • 9. 
    The famous tap dancer who starred in the film 'Tap' was:
    • A. 

      Gene Kelly

    • B. 

      Gregory Hines

    • C. 

      Savion Glover

    • D. 

      Jimmy Slyde

  • 10. 
    May 25th is 'National Tap Dance Day' in the United States.  The date was selected for which famous tap dancer's birthday?
    • A. 

      Gene Kelly

    • B. 

      Fred Astaire

    • C. 

      Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

    • D. 

      Harold Nicholas