Originating in America, rhythm tap is tap dancing which focuses on the acoustic rather than the aesthetic. In other words, the emphasis is upon what the dancer says with his or her sounds rather than the way the dancer looks when executing those sounds. The term ‘rhythm tap’ is used to differentiate between this expressive style of dance and the Broadway or show style of tap. Rhythm tap often tends to be more grounded or banging, while Broadway Tap is lighter and uses more calculated movements of the arms and legs, as it is more closely linked to the ballet and jazz dance traditions. Rhythm tap, too, often incorporates choreographed movement of body parts other than the feet. However, it is the sounds that must always take centre stage.