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A Dancer's Life: Falling for Tap

"Tapping and Talking Dirty"

Meet tap dancer Jane Goldberg in this report by producer Jon Kalish.

A former dance critc, Goldberg became a tap dancer in the mid-1970s after watching a revelatory performance. After a period of being a self-described anthropologist of tap in her basement, she became a well-known tap dancer, forming an all-women tap group and starting a "topical tap" act.

Goldberg became a friend of the late tap legend Gregory Hines, who wrote the foreword to her autobiography, "Shoot Me While I'm Happy: Memories from The Tap Goddess of the Lower East Side."

Press play on the audio player to hear a conversation with Goldberg and excerpts from tap performances.

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