Nicholas Brothers – Dancers


Considered to be the greatest tap dancers of their day, the Nicholas Brothers were a dancing duo of brothers. Fayard Nicholas (1914–2006) and Harold Nicholas (1921–2000) were the world’s best of a variety of techniques, including “flash dancing” with combined tap dancing, jazz dancing and aerobatics.

Their performance in the musical number “Jumpin’ Jive” with Cab Calloway in the 1943 movie “Stormy Weather” gained them world wide acclaim. Watch it below, they enter at 1min 30sec.

Read more about the Nicholas Brothers in the 2002 book “Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers