Main Menu

Tap by Region
Continents
Countries
U.S. States

Tap Topics
Awards
Dancers
Ensembles
Events
Lessons
Organizations
Videos Online
Web Sites

Performances
Music
Movies
Musicals
Television

Getting Started
About Tap
For Beginners

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

More
Organizations
Online Videos
Tap Shop
Web Sites

Contents
Search
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 |






A Tribute to Tap Dancer Frank Condos

A tribute and profile of tap dancer Frank Condos.

STAGE NAME: Frank Condos
FULL NAME: Dionisius Firtes Kontas
DATE OF BIRTH: February 26, 1906
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kalamata, Greece
DATE OF DEATH: Unknown
PLACE OF DEATH: Unknown
BROTHER: Steve Condos (1918-1990)
BROTHER: Nick Condos (1915-1988)

Frank Condos worked in his father's restaurant when he was in high school. That restaurant was located across the street from an African American vaudeville hours known as the "Standard Theatre". One of Frank's jobs was delivering meals to the theater's dancers. He loved watching the tap dancers and they inspired him to learn to tap dance himself. He loved doing wing steps and be became well-known for his five tap wing.

Frank Condos left home at age 16 (around 1922 or 1923) to dance on stage with partner Mateo Olvera as the tap dancing ensemble "King and King". The duo was billed as "the fastest legs in show business'. Their act often included a soft shoe dance to "Tea for Two", a clog dance to "Three O'Clock in the Morning", and a fast challenge style dance to "June Night".

King and King broke up in 1929 and Olivera began dancing with his two brothers as "King, King, and King". Frank began dancing with his own brother Nick as "The Condos Brothers" When Frank decided to become a solo dancer, Steve Condos replaced him as a Condos Brother.

In the 1940's Frank Condos worked as a dance director and in the 1950's he worked as a shipyard welder. He is believed to have remained in that job until he retired.

Condos Brothers Tap Ensemble
Frank Condos danced with his brothers Nick, Harry, and Steve as "The Condos Brothers", usually as a duo, but ocasionally as a trio.



Bios and Photos of Tap Dancers

All Tap Dancing Resources


See also
Blog With Tap Dancing Articles and News
Facebook "Tap Dancing Community" Group
Facebook "Tap Dancing Resources" Page




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
Accessories
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 |
Topics
Awards
Classes
Dancers
Ensembles
Events
Regions

Products
Tap Shoes
Accessories
Books
Video DVDs
Suppliers
Products Menu

Follow Us
Tap Dance Blog
Facebook Group
Facebook Page
Twitter Feed