The Jazz Hoofer (Baby Laurence Doc)


Like so many things this video used to be super hard to find and now you can just sit there like a bump on a log and see rare footage of this amazing dancer while you are holed up in your home.


Baby Laurence was known as a master hoofer and a true improviser. In one of Naomi's jazz books the author polls all the musicians and asked them who their favorite dancer was. Baby Laurence got nearly 50% of the votes. He even released an audio recording of him tapping called "Dancemaster" - check out a track from that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVbpVXPFKFo


You can see the inspiration for our solo jazz step "The Baby Laurence Break" at 3:14 near the end of his first performance. The whole doc is under 30 min so if you have a chance, check it out.

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