Where Did Tap Dancing Originate from?

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Tap dancing has its origin as Juba, a kind of dance practised by African slaves. It later on merged with Irish dancing and continued to alter as it encountered the influence of jazz dance. The dance is characterised by using ones shore, as well as the floor.
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Tap dancing originated as Juba, a kind of dance practiced by African slaves. It melded with Irish dancing and continued to alter as it encountered the influence of jazz dance. The aluminium heel and toe taps that modern tap dancers use did not come into use until after 1910.
Tap dance is a step dance that is tapped out audibly by means of soles and heels or shoes with hard soles to which taps have been added. Tap dancing, which originated as Juba, is a kind of dance that was practiced by African slaves after being prohibited by the slave masters due to the language of the drums. It melded with Irish and British clogging steps dancing known as buck and wing and continued to alter as it encountered the influence of jazz dance.
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