Jane Goldberg

Tapper | Historian | Comedian

By Word Of Foot

By Word of Foot: the documented festivals Changing Times Tap organized in 1980, 1982, and 1985 to bring tap masters together with students. While most of the old greats have passed, a whole new generation of tap dancers was able to study with many of them thanks to the pioneering efforts of CTT. Many professional dancers today met at these initial “By Word of Foot” Festival gatherings in 1980, 1982. 1985. Tap festivals blossom now throughout the country and Europe, thanks to By Word of Foot. There now are maps on taps, as people young and old travel to continue to move the art forward. Funded originally by the National Endowment for the Arts, these festivals paved the way for tap’s continuity.