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Crazy Socks Tap :: The Abe Kabbible

Here it is! I’ve been wanting to do a series of posts that follow practice since I’ve recently dusted off the old taps and started work. I also wanted to find good use of all the crazy and bright socks just sitting lonely and unused in my drawer. So….Voila. Welcome to my Crazy Socks Tap. Just as expected, it’s great fun and good exercise, and you can review technique and terminology along the way. Plus, something about rhythm just soothes the soul.

First on the list is the Abe Kabbible.  It is a theatrical term and a commonly used movement in jazz and tap dancing. I learned it as the scissor (s).

 (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!

~McGlamorous