As documented in the Records of the Library of Congress
H.J.RES.433 — To proclaim the month of May, 1984, as “National Tap Dance Appreciation Month”.
Ninety Eighth Congress of the United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 1983
Mr. Boland introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
To proclaim the month of May, 1984, as “National Tap Dance Appreciation Month”.
Whereas the tap dance is an indigenous American dance, its development and popularity coincided with the growth of our Nation and it has become one of our most vital cultural achievements;
Whereas tap dancing combines some elements of all forms of dance and is, like the United States, the result of a successful blending of cultures;
Whereas tap dancing is at its roots a celebration of individuality, personal expression, and freedom and these characteristics are most commonly associated with the American people;
Whereas the combination of movement and sound which makes tap dancing special has thrilled millions of people throughout the world; and
Whereas the contributions of tap dancing to American art and culture merit special recognition: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the month of May, 1984, is designated as “National Tap Dance Appreciation Month”. The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.