hoofer :

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  • n  a professional dancer

  • Hailed as a natural for the hoofer role, he got rave notices.
  • But Red Hot Mamma Sophie Tucker caught her act and told her that Mary was no handle for a hoofer.
  • An awkward adolescent, she had grown out of her job as a child hoofer.
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  • Malcolm M. Drummond, 69
    Malcolm M. Drummond was a self-taught hoofer from North Philadelphia. As a boy, he cut the lids off cans, nailed them to his shoes, and tapped for coins on the sidewalk across from City Hall.
    June 24, 2013 - Philly.com

  • Savion Glover in Financial Times
    While there are traditional hoofer rhythms, each moment, each brush to the floor, is an expressive poetry individual to each dancer's internal voice,Glover says. "Tap dance is a very passionate and emotional rhythmic dance."

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