Fleet of foot

Rhythm and Blues

Blue-capped cordon-bleu caught in courtship tap-dance:

More information at http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-20/super-speedy-tap-dancing-songbirds’-courtship-display-filmed/6958040

Birds do it, bees do it, we do it

Said to be the report on Fred Astaire’s screen test at RKO Radio Pictures: “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Balding. Can dance a little.”

fred astaire

Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in Broadway Melody, 1940

Fred Astaire

‘The secret of his popularity/Was he looked like a bus driver…’

Hear Ed Ochester read his poem Fred Astaire at https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/fred-astaire-audio-only

Tapping the light fantastic

Watch a selection of tap-dancing scenes at http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/feb/04/clip-joint-five-best-tap-dancing-scenes-movies-fred-astaire-chicago-the-artist


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