- Dance Styles
Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. A rhythmical tapping sound is made from the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes. It is in his way that the dancer also becomes a musician.
Tap originated in the USA through the fusion of several ethnic percussive dances, primarily Scottish, Irish, and English, hornpipes, jigs as well as African dance.
It became hugely popular During 20th century.