Thanks to Steven Ramm for pointing this out! From aaron1912 of YouTube, courtesy of British Pathe news footage, here’s a collection of wonderful tap dancers from the Thirties.
These great mobile artists are new to me (although perhaps not to dance historians in the audience): their names are Pauline Ward; Ted Andrews (Julie’s stepfather!) playing for an unknown dancer; Charles Parker; Jose and Heather Anderson; Jean Rema.
If you can watch this video without a momentary powerful pang — a wish to get up from the computer and execute these steps — see your neurologist. I don’t expect that people can do these magnificent moves, but that most of us want to.
May your happiness increase.