TINA - an ex-pro dancer, attractive, in her late 30s. She wears a T-shirt, tights, leg warmers, old scuffed tap shoes, and a man’s sweater tied around her shoulders.
MRS. FRASER - in her late 50s, a square-shaped no-nonsense Mid-Westerner who prides herself on her pessimism. She wears a wool coat, knit hat, and clumpy shoes, and can usually be seen gnawing on some kind of fresh fruit.
SHELLEY - in her early 30s, short, blonde, and bubbly. Her bright and outrageous clothing accentuates her ample curves. She wears grubby old white sneakers and chews gum most of the time.
MAXINE - a good-looking 40-something. She has dyed hair and good make-up. She wears a tight red leotard over a black turtleneck, long red legwarmers and old, soft tap shoes. There are big rocks on her fingers.
DOROTHY - small, anxious and bird-like, could be anywhere from 30 to 50. She wears black shiny tap shoes, a black leotard, and has an ace support bandage around one knee. There is a hint of white cotton underpants showing under the leotard.
LYNNE - 19. She is eager to please, has a lovely face, but is of large proportions. She never wears make-up and her skin glows healthily. She wears tights, a cardigan which matches her legwarmers, and scuffed tap shoes.
ROSE - a large, black woman of Caribbean extraction, in her 40s, wear-ing an obvious wig, a bright pink dress over black tights, and white tap shoes with mismatched shoelaces. She has large strings of beads around her neck and lots of rings on her fingers.
ANDY - tall, thin, and in her mid-30s. She wears a long cardigan over a plain dress, and new tap shoes. She is inclined to stoop as if ashamed of her height.
VIVIENNE - in her mid-30s, neat and proper and perfectly groomed. She wears an expensive belted trench coat, high heels, and carries a good leather bag. Her dyed red hair and make-up are immaculate. But for all her primness, she dresses in a way that suggests the high-class tart.
GEOFFREY - tall, in his mid-40s. He is the kind of man who doesn’t like being noticed, and most of the time isn’t. He wears cheap tap shoes.