100 Years of Tap in Under 5 Minutes

YouTube sensation Postmodern Jukebox is at it again! In their latest collaboration, tap sensation Sarah Reich pairs up with PMJ to create an infectiously fun new video, taking us through the history and evolution of tap dance from 1899 to present day.

The video begins with Scott Joplin's famous ragtime "Maple Leaf Rag," touches on other classics like "In the Mood" and "Superstition." Finally we end with the recognizable electronic beat of "Sandstorm." Reich's energetic and musical choreography shows off her versatility and fast-moving feet. And that outfit? Gold tap shoes ftw.

You can catch Postmodern Jukebox, along with Reich and fellow tapper Anissa Lee, on PMJ's currently running world tour.

About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.