Ethel Bruneau is Montreal’s maven of tap dance. For more than 60 decades, she has taught hundreds of students — for much of that time at her studio in Dorval.
She introduced her students to the intricacies of rhythm tap — aka hoofing. Think Savion Glover, Tap Dogs and the late Gregory Hines. Bruneau, who turned 83 on New Year’s Day, is being fêted with the tribute Ethel Bruneau: Celebrating a Life in Tap, at La Sala Rossa as part of the multi-disciplinary Lux Magna Festival, Jan. 26.