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Billy Elliot - To Tap or Not to Tap
Go to the part where the teacher and Tony are arguing about Billy tap dancing. They get in this long argument, and then it shows Billy in an alleyway like place with the bathrooms. He starts dancing all over the place, then he's dancing down the street doing tap dancing moves, and you can hear tap shoes like they're on his feet. However, #1, he doesn't have tap shoes on; he has boots. #2, tap shoes don't work on cement.
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jojkid89 on 08-11-2001
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Cassie writes:
If you did any research, the actor that plays Billy, is an actual tapper, not a ballerina. I presume the director wanted him to show off some talent. I am a tapper and I see him doing some not easy steps even without taps on. Also, taps do work on cement, its not good for the taps but they do work and it is possible to have boot tap shoes although he did not.
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kelandra writes:
Yes, there are definitely no taps on his boots or anything, they just added the tapping effects in afterwards, because gosh don't taps just sound so neat? :) But yeah, they should have just left the tap sound-effects out, or put taps on the bottom of Billy's shoes, but why would he have tap shoes? A better question is when did he learn to TAP dance? He was only ever taught ballet through the course of the movie.
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Lucky writes:
I think that he had nails in the bottom of shoes, there's a name for them that I can't recall right now. Hob-nailed or some such.
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Kid writes:
Although you are right, he did have boots on, tap shoes do work on cement.
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