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Remembering Tap Dancer Tommy Sutton (1918-1995)

A profile and fan site with photos, videos, and biographical information about profession tap dancer, choreographer, and tap dancing instructor Tommy Sutton.

NAME: Tommy Sutton
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1918
DATE OF DEATH: January 7, 1995 (died of cancer at age 76)
PLACE OF DEATH: Decatur, Georgia, United States

Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts
Tommy Sutton founded the Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago in 1957. At that time it was located at 7923 South King Drive and where it had a faculty of 5 and nearly 100 students. The studio later moved to several different locations, and today the Mayfair Academy is located at 8701 South Bennett Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Tommy Sutton moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1979 where he taught at Spelman College and directed the Atlanta University Dance Theater.

La Dance Noire "Tommy Sutton" Article

Chicago Tribune "Tommy Sutton" Obitary

Tap Along With Tommy
Technical guide for tap dance teachers that includes three books: Volume 1, Volume 2, and a dictionary of terminology. Share Tap Dancing in Your Community

If you would like to share information about tap dancing classes, events, history, artists, ensembles, products, shops, blogs, or Web sites in your part of the world please send a message to the email address on our Contact Us page and we will add it to this Web site.



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