tap dancing

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Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly play The Tapping Game… and they sing and dance, because when you have Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly on stage together, that’s what happens. This clip is from a 1965 Thanksgiving weekend variety special called The Julie Andrews Show.

The Tapping Game has proven useful for waiting rooms, grocery store lines, rainy days, and the like. Related watching: pen drumming, playing the river like a drum, and objects falling to make rhythm.

Bonus: Fred Astaire dances with drums and Gene Kelly sings and dances in the rain.

Noreen Corcoran sings “Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs" to Donald O’Connor from the 1953 movie, I Love Melvin. Not only does it feature this catchy little song, but it includes Donald tap dancing on his roller skates, which starts up and ends… perhaps not down, but definitely with a smash.

Some of the best dancing from the archives: phenomenal swing and lindy hopping, the Haka Dance and, of course, the not-to-be-missed Nicholas Brothers.