Circular Migrations

By Brenda Bufalino
$16.00

Book of original poems by Brenda Bufalino

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Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

By Constance Valis Hill
$39.95

Here is the vibrant, colorful, high-stepping story of tap--the first comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form, exploring all aspects of the intricate musical and social exchange that evolved from Afro-Irish percussive step dances like the jig, gioube, buck-and-wing, and juba to the work of such contemporary tap luminaries as Gregory Hines, Brenda Bufalino, Dianne Walker, and Savion Glover. Written with all the verve and grace of tap itself, drawing on eye-witness accounts of early performances as well as interviews with today's greatest tappers, and richly illustrated with over ninety images, Tap Dancing America fills a major gap in American dance history and places tap firmly center stage.

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Tapping the Source
By Brenda Bufalino

$24.95

 

In Tapping the Source, Brenda Bufalino explores the recent history of tap dance and shares stories about her early training and professional career experiences, as well as the wisdom gleaned from her mentor, partner and collaborator, the late Charles 'Honi' Coles. As a master teacher and biographical performer known for her fluid musicality and extensive vocabulary, Ms. Bufalino's stories, techniques and philosophy will inspire and encourage everyone to find the timber and rhythm of their voice, whether in tap shoes or hiking boots, on the piano or the typewriter, on a mountain trail or on the floor boards.

 

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TAP! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and their Stories

By Rusty Frank

foreword by the late Gregory Hines
$24.00

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Shoot While I'm Happy

Memories From The Tap Goddess of the Lower East Side

By Jane Goldberg

with foreword by the late Gregory Hines
$40.00

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Thelma’s Tap Notes: A Step-by-step Guide to Teaching Tap: Children’s Edition

$65.00

In this manual, Thelma Goldberg provides tips and tools on teaching tap dance to young dancers.  Covering ages 6-12, Goldberg’s notes include lesson plans, combination breakdowns, and detailed history to pass on to students.

 

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Brenda Bufalino's "Love at First Sight"
$15.00 for CD

Rinato Sellani, Massimo Moriconi, and Brenda Bufalino in one short morning created this spontaneous recording of Piano, Bass and Taps in a studio in Milan, Italy. With "one take" improvisations, these three musicians work together almost by telepathy ... sensitive to each others every nuance. This recording is as electrifying as a live performance. The taps create melodies as well as percussion. Sometimes the rhythms and harmonies are so delicate they are like a whisper or an embrace.

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Brenda Bufalino's "DANCING MY DANCE...

in another persons dream"
$18.00 for CD

Tap Master Brenda Bufalino taps, sings and plays the concertina along with Joe Fonda on bass, Cary DeNigris on guitar, and Mark Josefsberg on the vibes. This CD contains numerous original tunes written by Brenda Bufalino, as well as classics like Irving Berlin’s tune "Always.”  Recorded in 2003 by Chris Anderson, and mixed by Frank Moscowit in Woodstock, New York, at Nevessa Production Studios.

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Joe Fonda's "From the Source"
$15.00 for CD

Brenda Bufalino taps out the score to bassist Joe Fonda's compositions, sings an original piece dedicated to her partner and mentor the late Charles Honi Coles, and narrates one of her poems from Gertrude's Nose a Tap Opera. "During this session we bridge the gap that exists between the dance world and the music world by making our dancer (Brenda Bufalino) an equal part of our ensemble. She was incorporated into the collective group for her sounds, her rhythms, her tones, her time and her music - not for her visual presence which historically has so often been the reason for bringing musicians and dancers together. Here we come together as equals." Joe Fonda Also featured on this recording are musicians Anthony Braxton (Alto Saxophone, F Saxophone, Soprano, Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet & Flute), Herb Robertson (Trumpet & Pocket Trumpet), Vickie Dodd (Vocals), and Grisha Alexiev (Percussion).

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Tap Into Life Adult Book
$40

Thelma’s Tap Notes presents Tap into Life: A Guide to Tap Dancing for Adults. This second book in the series is both a do-it-yourself for the adult learner as well as a guide for teachers. Three levels are offered with specific goals, the technique required to reach them, and hundreds of exercises and combos in 11 fundamental skill areas: Music Theory, Walking and Stepping, Rudiments, Ball Changes, Double Heels, Shuffles, Slaps and Flaps, Spanks, Paddle and Rolls, Time Steps and Improvisation. In addition, detailed notes for the Shim Sham, Coles Stroll, and the B.S. Chorus are included as well as a Timeline of Tap History and Bios of famous tap dancers.

 

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Tap Into Life Children's Book
$50

Thelma’s Tap Notes:  Children’s Edition

A step-by-step guide to teaching tap to children ages 6-12 in an easy-to-read format. Information about what to teach, when to teach it and how to teach it is included. Class Outlines, Music Recommendations, Combos, Choreography Ideas, Musical Rhythms, Improvisation Activities as well as Tap History provide material and guidance for both the experienced and new tap educator. Included are exercises and drills based on a series of progressively challenging rhythms to promote sequential progress in the major areas of tap education. Inspiring photos of tap students in action reinforce the passion and joy of sharing rhythms for both students and teachers.

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