- to perform a tap dance.
Origin of tap-dance
First recorded in 1925–30
- a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.
Origin of tap dance
probably earlier than 1925–30
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- a step dance in which the performer wears shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the stage as he dances
- to perform a tap dance
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