Fancy-Pants Box Jumpin’

Big thanks for my old pal Lydia for sharing this with me today!

Don’t miss the series of box jumps around :32 – and jumping/dancing on top of the piano! I wanna do that! Make sure you stick around for the box jump + split ending!

The Nicholas Brothers – Fayard and Harold – were the featured act at the Cotton Club in Harlem in 1932, when Harold was 11 and Fayard was 18. They were the only African American entertainers allowed to mingle with the white patrons at the club. Their one-of-a-kind dancing style combined tap, ballet, and acrobatics and was the original “flash dancing.” Gregory Hines said that if the Brothers’ biography was ever to be filmed, their dance numbers would have to be computer-generated because no one could ever duplicate them.

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