Rosie Radiator

Rosie Radiator

Work History

Work History

Owner and Founder

San Francisco Tap Dance Center

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About Rosie Radiator

Rosie Radiator originated, developed and continues to promote "Rad Tap," a technique exemplified by the dynamic "Supershuffle" that unlocks your natural tap style. The late great Honi Coles described Rosie's Supershuffle as "the first new tap thing I've seen in 30 years." Honi saw Rosie's work when he spent time at Rosie's studio while performing in "My One And Only" in San Francisco." He was one of the fastest at close to the floor tap work and one of the first to understand what she had accomplished. Rosie's new tap discipline originated as an accident, over twenty-seven years ago, when she turned quickly to answer the phone. She produced a series of sounds and knew that something unusual had happened but she could not reproduce them. After much time and thought, she discovered how it happened and Rad Tap developed and became her life's work. In the dictionary, "radical" is described as "proceeding from or pertaining to the root; the essential; fundamental; unsparing; extreme." That perfectly describes this unique tap discipline. (source: l:http://danceruniverse.com/stories/issues/200403/rosie-radiator-tap-technique-supershuffle/) Rosie Radiator has been tap dancing her way through life since she welcomed in the world’s first Tap Dance Day back in 1976. That same year she was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records along with her dance team for the Long Distance Group Tap Dance Record. It was a hard fought entry. The choreography and training required to tap dance across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge required hours of practice and technique refinement. It was during this time that Rosie Radiator began to develop her trademark RadTap (R) Tapnique(TM), and she has since gone on to set 8 separate records for long distance tap dancing.