Sure, there are those who don’t love tap dance; they’re probably the same folks who have no problem resisting a thumping beat. But for the rest of us, watching a tap performance is a way of joyously, vicariously embodying rhythm for a little while. The Chicago Human Rhythm Project is taking its show, JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, on the road, bringing some of the country’s best tappers to D.C., including the First Lady of American tap, Diane “Lady Di” Walker; Sam Weber; and up-and-comer Michelle Dorrance. It’s not all out-of-towners: Washington’s own Step Afrika!, nationally known for their fancy footwork, will have a cameo.

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