As the official reference manual of the Dance Masters of America, this tap dance resource contains more than 1,500 up-to-date entries about every facet of this uniquely American art form. It provides a history of tap dance as well as the dancers who defined it. This manual also includes a comprehensive dictionary of tap and dance terminology with a special section devoted to teachers.
Beverly Fletcher is the founder of Amdance, In Concert, a company dedicated to the historical preservation of the tap idiom. Fletcher was recently voted into the Dance Hall of Fame. She lives in Niagara Falls, New York.