There are two main styles of tap dancing. They are rhythm (Jazz) tap dancing and broadway tap. Rhythm tapping is more about the musicality, and is more of a jazz style. Broadway tap is what someone would see in a musical, it is more about the dancing than the actual tapping.
In order to tap and the dancing to be tap dancing, that person would need to wear tap shoes. Tap dancing was actually the music used in the popular animated movie, Happy Feet. Who wouldn’t want to make music with their feet!!