Season 2, Episode 13: LaVaughn Robinson Tribute


Monday March 10, 2008

Season 2

Episode 13: LaVaughn Robinson Tribute
Monday March 10, 2008

Episode Details: Tap études by LaVaughn Robinson; Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World medley by Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole; Performed by Timothy Yue.

This episode is a tribute to the legendary, master, tap dancer LaVaughn Robinson. The improvised tap solo is made up of LaVaughn études, short compositions he taught his students.

The locations have subtle significance to Philly hoofers. LaVaughn learned to tap dance on the streets of Philadelphia. His spot was the corner of Broad and South. LaVaughn was very proud to be a professor at the University of the Arts, and they were lucky to have him. The other main location is his tap studio at UArts. For a number of years, his studio was at 313 S Broad. That location no longer exists; however, I know that he loved his new studio.

LaVaughn will be deeply missed.

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