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Remembering Tap Dancer Stan Kahn (1915-1995)

A tribute, profile and fan site for professional tap dancer choreographer, and tap dancing instructor Stan Kahn. See also more Oklahoma Tap Dancers and more California Tap Dancers.
(1915-1995)

NAME: Stan Kahn
DATE OF BIRTH: February 2, 1915
PLACE OF BIRTH: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
ALSO LIVED IN: New York City, Houston, and San Francisco
SPOUSE: Patsy "Pat" Mason (married on new year's eve in 1938)
SON: Larry Kahn (Atlanta, Georgia)
SON: David Kahn (McLean, Virginia)
BROTHER: Fred Kahn (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
DATE OF DEATH: March 21, 1995 (at age 80)
PLACE OF DEATH: San Francisco, California, United States

Stan Kahn studied ballet and tap dancing with Grover Abel, Katherine Duffy, and Louis Dapron. He met his wife after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1937.

Mason-Kahn Dance Studios (1939-1990)
Stan and his wife opened their own dance studio on Market Street in San Francisco in 1939. The dancing school was called the "Mason-Kahn Studios". It was located inside the old Embassy Theater building on Market Streetat 7th, right around the corner from the Odd Fellows Building. The Mason-Kahn dancers performed in San Francisco's nightclubs in the 1940's. Stan Kahn began a 32-year career as choreographer for the Ice Follies in 1946.

After his wife died in 1992, Stan was sponsored by Kika Sampaio to teach in Sao Paulo Brazil.

Stan Kahn is also know for his dance documentation system known as"Kahnotation", notation system developed specifically for tap dancing. He began developing it in the 1930's and his system was copyrighted in 1951.

Articles About Stan Kahn
SF Gate Obituary of Stan Kahn

Profiles of Stan Kahn
- Audio Interview of Stan Kahn by Steve Zee (34 parts)
- Legacy Oral History Project "Stan Kahn" Profile

DVD Videos Featuring Stan Kahn's Method
AMAZON DOT COM DVD's:
- Stan Kahn Tap Dance Technique with Sam Weber
- Stan Kahn's EE Routine with Sam Weber
RUSTY FRANK SHOP DOWNLOADS AND DVD'S:
- Stan Kahn Tap Dance Technique with Sam Weber
- Stan Kahn's EE Routikne with Sam Weber



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