8. Tap dancing isn’t as ‘girly’ as jazz or ballet.
Many young boys avoid dance class because it’s too ‘girly’. But, historically, tap has been a gender-neutral—or even rather macho—form of dance.
9. It’s got street cred—tap dancers were the original B-boys.
Tap dance was born in the streets. Without tap we wouldn’t have hip-hop or breakdancing.