tap-dance


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tap dance

n.
A dance in which the dancer clicks metal taps fixed to the heels and toes of the shoes in rhythm against the floor.

tap′-dance′ v.
tap dancer n.
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tap-dance


Past participle: tap-danced
Gerund: tap-dancing

Imperative
tap-dance
tap-dance
Present
I tap-dance
you tap-dance
he/she/it tap-dances
we tap-dance
you tap-dance
they tap-dance
Preterite
I tap-danced
you tap-danced
he/she/it tap-danced
we tap-danced
you tap-danced
they tap-danced
Present Continuous
I am tap-dancing
you are tap-dancing
he/she/it is tap-dancing
we are tap-dancing
you are tap-dancing
they are tap-dancing
Present Perfect
I have tap-danced
you have tap-danced
he/she/it has tap-danced
we have tap-danced
you have tap-danced
they have tap-danced
Past Continuous
I was tap-dancing
you were tap-dancing
he/she/it was tap-dancing
we were tap-dancing
you were tap-dancing
they were tap-dancing
Past Perfect
I had tap-danced
you had tap-danced
he/she/it had tap-danced
we had tap-danced
you had tap-danced
they had tap-danced
Future
I will tap-dance
you will tap-dance
he/she/it will tap-dance
we will tap-dance
you will tap-dance
they will tap-dance
Future Perfect
I will have tap-danced
you will have tap-danced
he/she/it will have tap-danced
we will have tap-danced
you will have tap-danced
they will have tap-danced
Future Continuous
I will be tap-dancing
you will be tap-dancing
he/she/it will be tap-dancing
we will be tap-dancing
you will be tap-dancing
they will be tap-dancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tap-dancing
you have been tap-dancing
he/she/it has been tap-dancing
we have been tap-dancing
you have been tap-dancing
they have been tap-dancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tap-dancing
you will have been tap-dancing
he/she/it will have been tap-dancing
we will have been tap-dancing
you will have been tap-dancing
they will have been tap-dancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tap-dancing
you had been tap-dancing
he/she/it had been tap-dancing
we had been tap-dancing
you had been tap-dancing
they had been tap-dancing
Conditional
I would tap-dance
you would tap-dance
he/she/it would tap-dance
we would tap-dance
you would tap-dance
they would tap-dance
Past Conditional
I would have tap-danced
you would have tap-danced
he/she/it would have tap-danced
we would have tap-danced
you would have tap-danced
they would have tap-danced
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Translations

tap-dance

[ˈtæpdɑːns] VIbailar claqué
see also tap D
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The whole cast of 37 pupils have learned to tap-dance and the spectacular song and dance numbers will be the real highlights of the show.
Set on a building site in the steel-working Australian town of Newcastle, north of Sydney, "Tap Dogs" is described as "part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site." The show, which was first performed in Sydney in 1995, is crammed with high-energy tap-dance routines -- some of them performed in water, upside-down or while jumping through scaffolding -- accompanied by music performed live by the cast and musicians.
I tap-dance because it is still vastly considered only entertainment and not art.