Fulton Books author Dr. Karen Campbell Kuebler, a dance educator and dance historian who started dancing at the wee age of three, a dedicated mother, has completed her most recent book. “Alice and Pops: Tap! Tap! Tap!” is a fun and bubbly take on the lives of Alice and Pops – a unique performance duo with the ability to break stereotypes of gender and race and their motivation to share tap dance around the world! Narrated in a rhythmic manner, the author invites the readers to an interactive world of dancing. Join Alice and Pops as they get their body moving to the beat.
Dr. Karen Campbell Kuebler
Dr. Campbell Kuebler has carved new trails for educational books that explore dance and performance history in an easy-to-learn format for younger children.
Dr. Kuebler shares, “Inspired by the HERstory of Alice Whitman (1900-1969) and her son Pops Whitman (1916-1950), this rhythmic story will have readers tapping their feet, learning some dance history, and meeting new friends. Alice danced in her family company so she was able to do tap dance solos and hoofer style tapping.
In all the other companies, women could only perform with a chorus line and did not do the hoofer style. Alice passed her tapping talent to her son Pops Whitman who started performing solos at age four and was the first tap dancer to include acrobatics in addition to the rhythms of the feet.
Other than a few outside performances, Alice remained with the family company for thirty years. Pops left the family company at seventeen with Louis Williams. Pops and Louis toured America and Europe for over twenty years. Both Alice and Pops need their dancing stories to be told so other children are inspired to move to the beat and share their unique dancing stories.”
Alice And Pops: Tap! Tap! Tap!
Published by Fulton Books, Dr. Karen Campbell Kuebler’s book is a light-hearted dance story that will surely delight dancers of all ages. It’s meant to serve as an educational dance history story encapsulating the Whitman Sisters Company and their tap performances.
Dancing is not just a creative outlet but also a great way to exercise. Exactly why this book will make a perfect addition to a young dancer’s library.
Readers who wish to experience this exciting work can purchase “Alice and Pops: Tap! Tap! Tap!” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.
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