Stanley E. Brown (1902-1977) was a nationally known dancer and dance instructor in Boston from 1929 to 1977. Founder of the Stanley Brown Dance Studio, he trained and coached hundreds of professionals. 'Sugar Ray' Robinson took tap lessons from Brown as did Cab Calloway, Diana Ross, and Lola Falana. In addition to tap dance, he taught ballet, marches, and ballroom dancing. 'As a dancer, he was one of the last of our oracles. When dancers wanted to know something, they went to Stanley before they went to a book,' said singer Mae Arnette in 1977.