Tap Dance

Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines – (1946-2003) Gregory Hines appeared in films such as The Cotton Club and White Knights, and Tap. He appeared on Broadway in shows such as Sophisticated Ladies, and Jellies Last Jam. He grew up virtually backstage at the Apollo Theatre in NYC performing with his brother. There he witnessed performances by many and great tappers such as the Nicholas Brothers and Sammy Davis Junior.

Start the first video at 5:20. This is a scene from the movie Tap with Sammy Davis Junior and Gregory Hines. This scene depicts a tap challenge and showcases rhythm tap.

The second video is a short video with Gregory Hines challenging Savion Glover in a rhythm battle of sounds.