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The Story of Tap Dancing in America

Do you know why the early Americans started expressing their rhythms with their feet? And how do the tap shoes make those cool and amzing sounds? Learn the answers, and explore the rich and entertaining history of tap dancing in America with professional dancer Nanette Ledet and her drum partner, as they lead the young students on an interactive, rhythmical journey through time. Students will join the artists in creating musical phrases with their hands and feet, as they learn how to improvise through "body percussion" and sing along with some of the popular songs that inspired dancers of the past.   


Rhythmic Tapestries


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Technical Needs

This program cannot be done on carpeted floors, artist can provide special flooring on request. For large venues this program requires two microphones on stands.

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About Rhythmic Tapestries

Nanette Ledet atteneded Tulane University before relocating to New York to pursue her career as a dancer, choreographer and percussionist. She studied on scholarship at the José Limón School and with Finis Jhung, and performed with DanceBrazil, Solaris Dance Theater, Stephen Petronio, New York Shakespeare Festival, Djoniba Mouflet's Drum and Dance Ensemble, among others. Her choreographic achievements include being awarded the prestigious Louisiana Division of the Arts' Artist Fellowship for Choreography in 2004 uk choreographing the first season of the Distey TV show The Imagination Movers.

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade


African American Studies
Language and Arts
Louisiana Culture
Multicultural Studies
Physical Education
Social Studies

Art Genre/s

Movement and Dance


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