Come discover the rich history of American tap dancing women. From Vaudeville to Hollywood, from Broadway to nightclubs, from the dance studio classroom to the performance stage, women have been a vital part of American tap dance history. Susan Filipiak, local tap dance teacher and dance historian, will share video footage and personal stories of the women who influenced her journey as a tap dancer/teacher. Presentation will include live tap dance performance, too.
Susan Filipiak is celebrating her 35th year as a dance teacher and 58 years as a life-long dancer. Her women tap dance mentors include Brenda Bufalino, Dianne Walker, Heather Cornell, Barbara Duffy and a host of legends of the past - Jeni LeGon, Marion Coles, Mable Lee, Harriet Browne, Miriam Nelson. You can find Susan teaching tap dance at the Ann Arbor YMCA. www.swingcitydance.com