Kahnotation is a tap dance notation. Kahnotation was developed from 1930-1950 by Stanley D. Kahn. A prominent figure of the International Tap Association, he instructed tap dance at his San Francisco studio for 45 years, and was dance director for the Ice Follies (now Disney on Ice). Kahnotation was first published in 1951, with continuing refinements until his death in 1995. Kahnotation is one of the oldest dance notations in use. In 2016, Kahnotation symbols were proposed as a percussion instrument notation to the W3C Music Notation Community Group. It was adopted in 2018 as part of the Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL). Structure of the Notation The notation consists of 82 symbols. Approximately 30 are primary symbols and the remainder are compound derivatives. There is no attempt to indicate style, expression, or any of the other dance nuances.