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Remembering Tap Dancer Robert Reed (1957-2015)

A tribute, profile, and fan site professional tap dancer, event producer, and tap dancing instructor Robert L. Reed, founder of the Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute and the St. Louis Tap Festival. See also more Missouri Tap Dancers and about Tap Dancing in Missouri

NAME: Robert L. Reed II
DATE OF BIRTH: April 28, 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
DATE OF DEATH: July 18, 2015 (at age 58)
PLACE OF DEATH: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
SON: Robert Reed Jr.
DAUGHTER: Robin Reed

Robert Reed studied tap dancing with Maceo Anderson, an original member of the Four Step Brothers tap ensemble. He toured for six months with Cab Calloway and his orchestra in 1986. He established a tap dancing school in St. Louis, Missouri known as the Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute.

Reed founded the first annual St. Louis Tap Festival in 1992. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay declared July 30, 2005, to be "Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Day".

Robert L. Reed II passed away on July 18, 2015 in Oklahoma City due to heart failure and a stroke.

Video Tributes at 2015 Big Apple Tap Festival
- Tribute to the Late Professor Robert L. Reed II
- Black Orpheus Tribute to Robert L. Reed - Part I
- Black Orpheus Tribute to Robert L. Reed - Part 2

More Robert Reed Tributes
- OCU MOurns the Loss of Robert L. Reed
- 24th St. Louis Tap Festival Honored the late Robert Reed

Profiles of Robert Reed
- Performing Arts Encyclopedia "Robert Reed" Biograpny
- Soorya Dance "Robert Reed" Article

Robert Reed on Social Media
Facebook "Robert L. Reed" Page

Videos Featuring Robert L. Reed
- Robert L. Reed on Star Search in 1993
- Robert and Kenny Tap Dancing in Germany
- YouTube "Tap Man Robert L. Reed Videos" Channel



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