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History Quiz: John Bubbles

September 30, 2011 by

1. Who is John William Sublett?
2. What is Bubbles’ nickname?
3. Who was John Bubbles’ partner?
4. How old was Bubbles when he first started performing with Buck?
5. Buck and Bubbles were the first African-Americans to perform … Continue reading

John Bubbles

September 29, 2011 by

 The soul of rhythm tap
John Bubbles entered the Hoofers Club for the first time in 1920 when he was just 18 years old. Already a singer, he had hopes of becoming a dancer, too, and … Continue reading

Tapping Into College

March 18, 2011 by

In the early days of college dance programs, tap wasn’t considered a suitable pursuit. Pioneer Margaret H’Doubler, who founded the first dance major in the U.S. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1926, specifically … Continue reading