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Name of steps in "Dancing cheek to cheek"


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#1 JerryS

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:24 AM

Hello:

I wonder if ballet terminology can be used to describe the tap dancing by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at:
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"Dancing Cheek to Cheek," in "Top Hat"


Anyway, I'm curious to compare both ballet and tap dancing terminology for what they're doing here. I mean, Baryshnikov tapped danced in movies, thus ...

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#2 Alexandra

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:57 AM

Jerry, I'm sorry, but this is beyond the scope of the board, which is to discuss ballet in performance, and classical and neoclassical ballet. We love your enthusiasm, but we're not going to be able to go through the repertory step by step, and tap is beyond our scope.

There's been a lot written about Astaire, who's considered by nearly everybody as one of the greatest dancers EVER. Arlene Croce wrote a book about Astaire and Rogers and it might be one you'd be interested in.


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