Stan Kahn was a tap dance master, choreographer, and teacher who influenced generations of dancers. He was born February 1, 1915, in Oklahoma City and began dancing as a child. For more than 45 years, he and his wife, Pat Mason, operated the Mason-Kahn Studios in San Francisco - a center of learning and artistry for professional tap dancers such as Tommy Tune, Sam Weber, Steve Zee, and thousands of others. Stan trained generations of performers and it is important to note that many of these dancers have gone on to be internationally renowned teachers. It is in this way that Stan's legacy is far reaching. Not only did he personally touch the lives and careers of over sixty years worth of students, he ensured the perpetuation of his art form by inspiring and training teachers who, in their turn, inspire and train others. He not only influenced the past and the present - Stan Kahn touched the future.