The Bill Robinson Stair Dance


As part of the NEA American Masterpieces: Dance Initiative Grant that Andrew received in 2009, he decided to pursue the reconstruction of one of the most iconic pieces in the tap dance canon: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s Stair Dance from the 1937 film “Harlem is Heaven.”

The piece debuted at the 2009 Tap Extravaganza in New York City in celebration of National Tap Dance Day (also Bill Robinson’s Birthday), and was a feature in CPD PLUS’s reconstruction repertoire which toured as Echoes In Time.

Andrew is the first tap dancer to attempt the piece since his mentor Gregory Hines performed the stair dance in “Bojangles” the Showtime Biopic of the dancer by the same name.

If your interested in having Andrew perform the Bill Robinson Stair Dance at your event contact Andrew directly for scheduling and rates.