Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century. After it was almost forgotten for a few decades, it experienced a strong come back approximately three decades ago.
Tap dance has its name from the tapping sound it makes when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch hard surface. An experienced rhythm tapper is not only considered a dancer but also a percussive musician. This in mind, the American composer Morton Gould composed his “Concerto for tap dancer and orchestra”.
Bruce Stegmann was for a long time a thought after teacher at conventions, tap festivals and master classes, who had developed his own signature tap style during his early years while working with Henri LeTang and the Nicholas Brothers.