Tap dancing is a dance where a performer creates a staccato beat by tapping with his shoes while dancing. This dance was incorporated into many dance routines in Hollywood movies from the Swing era, including classics such as Singing in the Rain. There are two major types of tap dancing: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap dancing. The latter focuses on the dancing, the former more on the musicality. Tap dancing influenced a lot of Lindy Hop moves (for example, there is a tap version of the famous Lindy Hop routine, the Shim Sham). The focus on rhythm of Tap dancing and the strong interdependencies between Lindy Hop and Tap dance make Tap dancing a valuable addition to any Swing dancer’s repertoire.