Melbourne Tap Week
US Congress declared 25 May Tap Dancing Day to commemorate the birthday of the so-called 'grandfather of tap', Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, who is probably most well-known for his partnership with Shirley Temple .
The day quickly became International Tap Dancing Day and was first celebrated in Melbourne, Australia in 2002 by Glamour Puss Studios and Funktap.
Since then, Glamour Puss Studios has been a major participant of this day every year, with tap dance performances on the steps of Parliament, at City Square, Federation Square and Queensbridge Square at Southbank.
In 2009, we decided one day was not enough and instituted Melbourne Tap Week. See our media release here