Taylor Brown ’11
Football players are taking over the tap dance program at Bishop McNamara. Tap dance has developed and expanded significantly because of the football players.
Ronald Grimes, assistant coach of the varsity football team, influenced his players to take tap dance. “The greatest football players have the greatest dance,” he said.
Tap dancing helps you with playing football, he explained. The main reason the football players are taking tap is because they want to improve their footwork.
Footwork is important because it develops speed and quickness in the player’s legs and feet. Players need to be able to change direction within one step on the football field. Tap dance helps develop just that.
Mr. Grimes said he has seen significant improvement in Matthew Goldsmith ’10, Jalen Neal ’11, and Hannibal Robinson’s ’11 footwork.