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May 16, 2008

Tap Master Dr. Jimmy Slyde
October 2,1927 - May 16, 2008



It is with great regret that we must announce the passing of Dr. Jimmy Slyde.

Dr. Slyde was, and will forever be, a source of wisdom in the artistry of tap dance. As he would say, "He hasn't left us, he's left something for us."

Details for a planned memorial service will be announced as more information becomes available.

Some online resources:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0806348/
Dr. Slyde's profile page in the Internet Movie Database.

http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/fellow.php?id=1999_06
An in depth biography posted as part of Dr. Slyde's 1999 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award, a Lifetime Honor.

http://www.massfolkarts.org/object_theme.asp?themeID=7

A profile with links to audio and video content as part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.