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Texas Folklife

Texas Life and Culture

Sarah Rucker

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  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    Tap dance is a folk art form that drew from Irish and other percussive forms of dance but originated in the American South in the mid 19th Century. It gained wider audiences in the early 1900s in the Vaudeville and jazz scenes. Many of the members of my "folklife family" don't know this, but my first passion in life is dance. I started tap dancing when I was 3 years old and was continually...

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