How to Tap Dance :: Crazy Socks Tap ™ :: The Abe Kabbible

How to Tap Dance :: Crazy Socks Tap ™ :: The Abe Kabbible

 

The Abe Kabbible

 

Part of being healthy is in the exercise, and what a great way to achieve this through dance. That is why I have begun to re-post some older ideas here using basic tap moves for beginners through advanced. The idea of this is to get those people inspired to learn to tap, or for those who always wanted to learn how to dance. The rhythm in this art form is hard to resist and loads of fun for the heart and soul. No impressive moves here, just the basics based on a great tap dictionary book that I have had for years, as well as a funky pair of socks (just for fun).

Here is an interesting article on the author Glenn Shipley, and a link to the book The Complete Tap Dictionary.

I have not included everything in the book, mainly exercises. There is a load of interesting information in it about the art form, including definitions from his extensive background in so many styles of dance. If you are partial to the old days as we are then you will really enjoy the read.

First exercise is below with a description. I hope to keep them coming.

Please enjoy.

 

 

Published on May 1, 2014 (Theatrical Term) – A commonly used movement in tap and jazz dancing.

With counts:

Part A

1-Step L (to L side)

2-Step R (XF of L)

3-Step L (to L side)

4-Heel tap R (to R side)

Reverse

Part B :

With the And Count Added

And-Step L (to L side)

1-Step R (XF of L) And-Step L (to L side)

2-Heel tap R fwd (to R side)

Reverse

Part C :

With the Leap

And-Leap fwd to L ft (to L side)

1-Step R (XF of L) And-Leap fwd to L ft (to L side)

2-Heel tap R fwd (to R side)

Reverse

 

Song : Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar by the Andrews Sisters

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Hope you enjoy playing along, and thanks for tapping with me!

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~McGlamorous

Pastel Art

Pastel Art

 

 

After several requests from family to list examples of my pastel art, here they are. As you can see I enjoy drawing birds. As explained in a earlier post, the colors and textures they provide are a perfect playground for the senses. Medium used here is pastel. Brands that I enjoy are Sennelier, Rembrandt, Canson, NuPastel, among others.

Saffron Toucanet

Male Indigo Bunting

 

Indian Ringneck

 

Rainbowbird

Cardinal

I Love Color

I Love Color

I Love Color

 

A cool photo that requires a little rhyme…

 

I Love Color

 

I love color.

And wonder how it can be,

That a never ending blue sky

Can bring such joy to me.

 

A flame above a candlestick,

That flickers blue and red.

Colors in my garden.

Colors in my head.

 

A name for every color,

Time held, tried, and true.

A gift to every one of us,

Especially for you.

 

~Alison McGlamry