I spoke with Chloe Arnold to talk about her amazing sisterhood of talented hoofers and what it means for women tap dancers.
If you thought Beyoncé's hit song couldn't get any better, think again.
At one point in this sweet gem of a documentary, two tap dancers from different parts of the world define the joy and philosophy of tap dancing: "Dance to express, not to impress" says Chloe Arnold of the U.S. "I dance, therefore I am," states Arthur Benhamou of Paris.
At the heart of UPAJ: Improvise - a documentary about the unlikely liaison between an elder statesman of Indian classical dance and a rebellious young African American tap dancer.
What this goes to show is that Canada, as much as the United States, is a country built from immigrants, and each ethnicity has brought something to the musical mix. And we hear and see those influences and recognize them right away.
Now, how do you know if you're a musical theater geek? Well, it can be tricky to detect sometimes; these things can sneak up on you.
Tap, that most American of dance forms, will be celebrated in New York City this summer at Tap City, July 6-13, with awards, showcases, presentations and 300 tapping feet in a blow out extravaganza right in the middle of Times Square!