James Cagney, Donald O'Connor, and Dan Dailey. I love the little I have seen of the Nicholas Brothers, and hope that this class will give more opportunities for seeing their work.
Singing in the Rain...The Sound of Music...Wizard of Oz...Top Hat...Gold Diggers of 1933... Most any musical in a live setting, be it high school to Broadway. I like a good story, strong leads, and great singing AND dancing. Some of these are because of the impression they made on me the first time I saw them, and others are how they impressed me after time away and new experiences.