Main Menu

Tap by Region
U.S. States

Tap Topics
Videos Online
Web Sites


Getting Started
About Tap
For Beginners

Learn to Tap
Online Tutorials
Steps A to Z
DVD Videos
How-To Books

Online Videos
Tap Shop
Web Sites

Site Map
Home Page

A Note From Kathie:
If you would like to add to, correct, or update any of the information on this Web site, you are invited to send a message or a letter to the email address or postal address on our Contact Us page.

Kathie Fry, Editor of Tap Dancing Resources
Kathie Fry, Editor
Tap Dancing Resources
| Contact Kathie |

2002 OCU Honorary Doctorates for Dancers

Information about the tap dancers and other dancers who received honorary doctorate degrees from Oklahoma City University in 2002.

Nine distinguished American dancers were honored by Oklahoma City University (OCU) in February of 2002 for their contributions to the creation, development, preservation, and promotion of tap dance. OCU President Tom J. McDaniel conferred honorary doctorates of performing arts in American Dance on Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown, Cholly Atkins, Fayard Nicholas, Henry LeTang, Jeni LeGon, Jimmy Slyde, Leonard Reed, and Prince Spencer. The degrees were presented in conjunction with the Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute.

Tap dancers who performed as a tribute to the honorees included Tribute performers include Avi Miller, Margaret Morrison, Michela Lerman, Nicole Hockenberry, Ofer Ben, Robert L. Reed, Tony Waag, and Ulrike Dinger. A congratulatory speech by Gregory Hines was read during the event and a video message from Ben Vereen was screened. The award ceremony ended with a tap jam during which the honorees and guests artists participated in an on-stage tap jam to demonstrate and share tap dancing steps.

Dancers Who Received Honorary OCU Degrees in 2002

Cholly Atkins
Tony Award-winner and Motown choreographer.

Bunny Briggs
Famous for his "paddle and roll" style of tap dance.

Buster Brown
Member of the Copasetics Club.

Jeni LeGon
Film star and protege of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

Henry LeTang
Tony award winner

Fayard Nicholas
Tony award winning member of the Nicholas Brothers tap dance duo.

Leonard Reed
One of the foremost authorities on vaudeville.

Jimmy Slyde

Prince Spencer
One of the four step brothers.

About OCU Honorary Doctorates for Dancers

Tap Dancing Awards, Honors, and Records

Bios and Profiles of Tap Dancers

Tap Dancing Resources

See also
Facebook "Tap Dancing Resources" Page
Facebook "Tap Dancing Friends Discussions" Group
Facebook "Tap Dancing Events and Classes Worldwide" Group
Blog With Tap Dancing Articles and News

Tap Events:

Tap Festivals
By Date

Tap Worlds
November 2019

Tap Europeans
June 2019

Tap Dance Day
May 25th

Practice Tool

Online Metronome
(20-330 BPM)

Follow Us On Social Media


Facebook "Tap Dancing Discussions" Group

Facebook "Tap Dancing Events and Classes World Wide" Group

Facebook "Tap Dancing Resources" Page

Twitter "Tap Dance Guide" Feed

YouTube Channel

Tap Shop

Tap Shoes
Tap Books
Tap Video DVDs
Tap Shop Menu

| Argentina | Armenia | Argentina | Australia | Austria | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Canada | Cayman | Chile | China | Colombia | Costa Rica | Croatia | Cuba | Czech Republic | Denmark | Dominican Republic | Egypt | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Guatemala | Honduras | Hong Kong | Hungary | India | Indonesia | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Japan | Korea | Latvia | Lithuania | Malaysia | Mexico | Mozambique | Namibia | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Peru | Philippines | Poland | Portugal | Russia | Serbia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Thailand | Turkey | Turks Caicos | Uganda | Ukraine | United Kingdom | United States | Vietnam |

Tap Shoes
Video DVDs
Products Menu

Follow Us
Tap Dance Blog
Facebook Group
Facebook Page
Twitter Feed