Archive for May, 2007
National Tap Dance Day
A day for celebrating, honoring, and promoting this unique American dance form.
A style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping. It is derived from the traditional clog dance of northern England, the jigs and reels of Ireland and Scotland, and the rhythmic foot stamping of African dances. Popular in 19th-century minstrel shows, versions such as “buck-and-wing” (danced vigorously in wooden-soled shoes) and “soft-shoe” (danced smoothly in soft-soled shoes) developed as separate techniques; by 1925 they had merged, and metal taps were attached to shoe heels and toes to produce a more pronounced sound. The dance was also popular in variety shows and early musicals*
Celebrated annually on the birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of America’s premier Tap Dancers.
And lets celebrate with this video clip of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Shirley Temple as they tap dance their way across the screen!
*source: Wikipedia – Tap dance
Shavuot (Jewish – begins at sundown)
Â A Jewish holidayÂ commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel.Â Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.
For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net
It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood with this video clip of the very first show!
(Turn speakers up as sound is very low)
So letâ€™s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we're together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine? Could you be mine?
Wonâ€™t you be my neighbor?
Won't you please, wonâ€™t you please,
Please wonâ€™t you be my neighbor?
“I Need a Patch for That Day”
Patches, patches everywhere. There are patches to stop smoking, for birth control, diet patches, and lots of unpronounceable medications. How much longer before there is a patch for everything?
And a PS to all you Geeks out there – its NOT a dayÂ for celebratingÂ those patches Microsoft has to release every week!