This account of great tap dance stars begins in 1900 and ends in 1955, covering the heyday of tap dance and including the memories of thirty fine dancers from Shirley Temple to Fayard Nicholas. The lively, fun stories detail individual artists' achievements as well as the evolution of the tap dance industry as a whole. -- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Rusty E. Frank is a tap dancer, producer, historian, and tap dance preservationist. She studied with many of the great tap masters; she produced, directed, and appeared in the all-star tap revues Jazz Tap!; and she owns and operates On Tap!, which promotes tap productions and markets tap supplies. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is producing the documentary TAP! The Tempo of America.