Tap dance is a style of dance which developed in the United States in the 19th century. In tap dance, performers wear shoes which have been equipped with metal plates. As the dancer moves, the plates click against the dance floor, creating a characteristic tapping sound.
Tappers can create a variety of percussive rhythms with their feet by tapping, sliding, and clicking the metal plates. Observers can enjoy both the movements of the dancer and the sound of the tapping, with tap dancers performing either alone or with musical accompaniment. Tappers usually utilize a lot of syncopation, creating unexpected and very lively rhythms in their works.
The old favourites of tap being Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, followed by the more modern dancers, The Tap Dogs.