He began his formal tap dance training with mentor and inventor of the "Zapped Taps" technology featured in the movie Tap,
Alfred Desio at the Colburn School of Performing Arts at the age of 6. In addition to his technical trainning, he was blessed with life lessons from
Fayard Nicholas of the famed Nicholas Brothers, Jimmy Slyde,
Lenard Reed and several shared
moments with the great
Gregory Hines. Channing worked with Mr. Hines on his CBS television sitcom The Gregory Hines Show, several live guest spot performances,
a feature in A Showtime Original:
Bojangles and even
a personal recommendation from Mr. Hines for a
feature role in Martin
Scorsesse’s Gangs of New York.
This DVD is a concentration of exercises. Counting over phrases, developing eveness with both feet and machanics using hands. Working through this video will help you develop as a musician and dancer.
Enjoy! Lets Get It Vol. 1
A Walk Through Tap History
Go on the journey with the Talented Channing Cook Holmes and versatile cast of Musicians and Briliant Dancers through this showcase of Tap History, new Inventions and great interaction with the Audeince.
Available for Bookings
Respectively, Channing has added directing and producing to his repertoire with the production of his still currently running children’s show Got Rhythm!: A Walk Through Tap History (deemed highest booked show by the Los Angeles Music Center and the Orange County Performing Arts Center). This interactive production features an intimate cast of talented musicians and tap dancers engaging young audiences in rhythm making, music, history, new inventions and impressions; all rooted in the American art form of tap dancing, with an full evening version on the way.