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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 11, 2019 09:45 AM
From: Representative Donna Bullock
To: All House members
Subject: National Tap Dance Day/Philadelphia Community Tap Project
Tap dancing has been globally recognized for its contributions to the artistic community. In the early 1900s, tap dance was regarded as a national treasure, a veritable American vernacular dance form. Tap dancers as performance artists continue to be acknowledged in all forms of the media. Tap festivals are held every month of the year in more than 25 U.S. cities. The celebrations take place on May 25 in honor of the legendary tap pioneer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

Citizens of Pennsylvania have participated in the history and education of tap dancing. For example, the Philadelphia Community Tap Project provides low-cost tap dance education in the Philadelphia area and will be celebrating “National Tap Dance Day” by organizing a Rocky statue tap jam and a street festival on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

To celebrate the history of tap dance and its influence in Pennsylvania, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing May 25, 2019, as “National Tap Dance Day” in Pennsylvania and highlighting the community efforts of the Philadelphia Community Tap Project.

Please consider joining me in supporting this resolution and celebrate the history of tap dance, as well as, the contributions of the Philadelphia Community Tap Project.

Introduced as HR355