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First dancer recorded doing the 'moonwalk'
Dancer who became Hollywood star as a gangster in The Public Enemy, Taxi!, White Heat, & Angels with Dirty Faces/danced in film Yankee Doodle Dandy
African-American dancer famed for dancing in a wooden sandbox/performed at Harlem's Apollo Theater
American actor/dancer best known for film roles in An American in Paris, Anchors Away, & Singin' in the Rain
Dancer who used his self-proclaimed 'Scientific Rhythm'
Broadway debut at 10 yrs old/nominated for Tony at 15 for Black & Bluechoreographed Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk/known for pounding style called 'hitting'
American style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks
Ensemble of tap dancing stars formed in 1949 on the death of Bojangles Robinson to revive the art of tap/originally included Billy Strayhorn, 'Cookie' Cook, 'Sandman' Sims
'Mr Show Business'/performed as part of the Rat Pack (w/Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin)/lost eye in car accident/converted to Judaism/noted for impersonations of celebrities
Early tapper known as 'Mister Tap'
Film star whose 1st partner was sister (Adele)/famous scene dancing on walls & ceiling/best known for partnership with Ginger Rogers
Most highly paid black entertainer in 1st half of 20th century/danced with Shirley Temple/headliner in 1st African-American Broadway show (Blackbirds of 1928)
Whites only Harlem nightclub open from 1923-35/featured black entertainers such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bojangles Robinson, & the Nicholas Brothers
Female African-American dancer famous for sand dancing/shared bills with jazz stars Cab Calloway & Billie Holliday/member of Copasetics
Dancer achieved stardom as 'Duke Ellington's dancer'
Female tap dancer who starred in On the Town with Gene Kelly and White Christmas with Bing Crosby & Donald O'Connor
African-American tap expert/starred in Cotton Club (1984) & White Nights (1985 w/Baryshnikov)/teacher of Savion Glover
African-American dancing duo who performed a highly acrobatic technique known as 'flash dancing'/starred in Stormy Weather
African-American dancer who founded The Four Step Brothers/1st black act to perform at Radio City Music Hall/upon retiring became a minister in LA helping the homeless
Influential, innovative tap dancer influenced by Baby Laurence/influence Savion Glover
Free black man born in Rhode Island in 1825/described by Dickens in his 'American Notes'/invented tap dancing/performed for European royalty/died at 27
1940's-50's film star famed for world record 'machine-gun' tapping
Consummate child performer/danced with Bojangles Robinson (The Little Colonel, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,...)/served as US Ambassador to Ghana & Czechoslovakia
Large ballroom in Harlem from 1926-58/called Heartbeat of Harlem in Juke Box Love Song by Langston Hughes/had no discrimination policy/called Home of Happy Feet
African-American dancer who formed the Three Aces (later named Three Speed Kings)/performed with Ellington & Calloway/later a member of the Copasetic's
American dancer/singer best known for films where he co-starred with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, Gene Kelly (Singin' in the Rain), & Francis the Talking Mule
Real name Virginia McMath/made 73 films including Best Actress award for Kitty Foyle (1940)/best known for partnership with Fred Astaire

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