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    Tap Dance Essay

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    Savion Glover and George Wolfe, in Bring In Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, use tap dance to evoke historical tap figures in differing ways of making a particular statement on their view of African American tap artistry. The musical traces the history of “the beat” through its origins in Africa, into America through the slave trade, and finally the different forms it took through American history. In the show, the two satirical sequences and Savion’s solo come in the second act, which begins with a young man, “the Kid,” searching for the beat in Hollywood. His search brings him into a soundstage where “Grin and Flash” and “Uncle Huckabuck” are performing. In their sleek suits and ties, the Grin and Flash act has exactly what their name says: beaming smiles and flashy performance. The two dancers sing a jazzy show tune, with full-bodied movements and dripping theatricality, jazz hands included. Not a lot of grounded, rhythmic tap is involved - there’s a couple wings and shuffle grab offs, but most of…

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    Tap Water Vs Tap Water

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    Research – STSE Tap Water vs. Bottled Water Butler, F. (n.d.). Bottled Water VS Tap Water: An In-depth Comparison. Retrieved May 29, 2016, from http://filterbutler.com/blog/bottled-water-vs-tap-water-an-in-depth-comparison/ Summary: Water Quality Tap water/Bottle Water: • Tap water’s quality is posses with unhealthy levels of lead. Around 13% of Torontonians are drinking water with excess amount of lead in it. This lead is supposedly to come from the aging pips either from the pipelines of…

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    Tap Water Filter

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    Water is the source of life. It is recommended that we drink around 3 liters of water every day, for a good hydration and for a healthy body and mind. On the other hand, is the tap water from our homes healthy? Unfortunately, it is not, but we have some solutions to make it healthy. Here is how to protect yourself from tap water contaminants. Get your water tested First of all, before buying any water filter, you should get your water tested. It is important to do that, in order to know…

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    People usually think tap dance does not need too much work, all you need is stamp your feet on the ground and make some loud noise. But actually, tap dance has two major variations, one is rhythm (jazz) tap and another one is Broadway tap. “Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap concentrates on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition.” According to the Rhythmic Circus official website, Rhythmic Circus is…

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    Water is the most important part of our survival. Almost every action that goes on in our bodies to keep us alive and breathing, requires water to complete. Without water our body wouldn’t be able to function and we would not be able to live. It is because of this that it is important for us to understand more about water. How much water do we really need to stay healthy? Is bottled water really that much cleaner than tap water? What risks threaten our water supply? These are important questions…

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    Water Vs Tap Water

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    where access and portability are the number one requirement for most resources or novelties, it would seem a debate has risen in the wake of progress. Bottled water or tap water, and which is better for the world. Hands down, bottled water is the clear choice here, it is healthy, portable, exportable, and most importantly accessible to everyone. Around the world tap water is sparsely available to the people who need it.“783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion…

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    you think the African musical rhythms and early style of percussive movements blended with the clogging style of the British Isles and the jigs of Ireland to create a form of tap dance that is relative to what we do today? Tap dance original come from different ethnic like African, Scottish, Irish, and English clog dances, hornpipes, and jigs. In the late few decades of the 20th century, people are believed that African slaves and Irish employee are interchange their knowledge of tap dancing…

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    The essence of tap dancing comes from the tempo. Tap dancers have to “listen to the rhythm” to execute their paces. Tap dancing seemed to be particularly developed in America and especially on the East coast. This movie shows that this type of dance is unisex and that dancing is not only “for girls”. On the contrary, the only main character seen in the movie that is a female tap dancer is Amy; the other characters are a majority of males. When the characters are talking about tap they mention it…

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    In a college English class, following a reading on the different stances on bottled water versus tap water. A group of students were posed a question ‘Can you tell the difference between tap water and bottled water?’ many students were very confident in their ability to do so until the professor walked in with two trays holding cups filled with either tap water or bottled water and after tasting students were told to hold up the cup they thought was bottled water leaving class being split. So,…

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    the city of Richmond, Virginia. He transformed the traditional style of tap dancing and launched a new style altogether that continues to influence tap dancing. Shirley Temple was born in 1928 in Santa Monica, California and became the new face of Hollywood and television as a child star. These two came together in films such as The Little Colonel in 1935 and captured the hearts of American audiences and forever impacted the future of tap dancing and the potential end of racial segregation.…

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