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Inspiring Movement: Shuffle Along

I have so much to say about the work Savion is doing and how important it is, but I don’t have time to dive in today. As his contemporary and someone who has shared studio time and the stage with him, I believe he is a key player in keeping the tap community from splitting into camps like it did in the early 20th century.

Just watch this clip from NBC last night and decide for yourself.

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Love,
Lady Grey

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Inspirational Movement: Tap Dat

I was going to do a great post about Fashion because it’s Friday, but I think it will have to wait. This video trumps anything else I could share with you today. I know nearly all the tap dancers in this, from Lee (the guy featured at the beginning) to Sarah (girl in the red gloves). All of them are the crème de la crème of the rhythm tap world, and their dancing (plus the overall concept of this video) is my inspiration for the week.

Of particular note are the great references in the lyrics, plus nods all throughout the choreography to the masters, including a particularly sweet blink-of-an-eye moment where the girls do the Coles Stroll on top of the bar. I’m sure Honi Coles is smiling.

Enjoy!

Love,
Lady Grey

Sharon Davis, Charleston Champion

My personal favorite, my vintage Charleston and burlesque inspiration… Miss Sharon Davis, aka “Bonnie Fox”. I watch this now and then to remind myself that my life goal of becoming one of the best burlesque dancers in the world is not ridiculous or unattainable — I admittedly can already do so much of what she does here, and just need to spend time developing and polishing things.

My deepest thanks to her for her inspiring footwork and personality and sheer charm. She keeps me suzy q’ing and trucking when I get discouraged!

Love,
Lady Grey