History of Tap
There are many theories of how tap started but I'm going to tell you the story my teacher told me. When Africans became inslaved they used to play bongo drums for entertainment but because the 'owners' and slave traders didn't like to see them happy they banned the drums. When the African slaves meet the Irish slaves they introduced Irish shoes and the Africans started using the Irish shoes instead of the drums to make the same beats. Of course tap has developed a lot and has been introduced to new cultures and branched off. And the the actual tap shoe was inveted.