Jerry Ames

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Jerry Ames (June 5, 1930 Brooklyn, New York, USA– February 7, 2011 Woodbury, New York, USA) was an American tap dancer centered in New York. In 1977, he co-authored The Book of Tap: Recovering America's Long Lost Dance with Jim Siegelman. In 1980, he was a featured performer in the movie Tap Dancin' by Christian Blackwood. In 2006, he received a Flo Bert Award for his lifetime contribution to tap dance.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The Flo-Bert Awards". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. ^ Margalit Fox (February 16, 2011). "Jerry Ames, Tap Dancer With Airy Style, Is Dead at 80". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-01-05. Jerry Ames, a tap dancer and choreographer known for his airy, balletic style and eclectic approach, died on Feb. 7 in Woodbury, N.Y. He was 80 and had lived in Manhattan for many years.