Crazy Socks Tap™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Ball Change

Crazy Socks Tap™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Ball Change

Definition ::

A changing of the weigth on the balls of the feet from one foot to other; executed forward, to the side, or in place :

Measure / Count / Movement

and – Step R bk. ) Ball Change
1 – Step L fwd )
And – Step R bk
2 – Step L fwd
And – Step R bk
3 – Step L fwd
And – Step R bk
4 – Step L fwd

This could also be known as Back – Front

As you may have noticed, I have added some variations to the sequence, including a step in between and a faster rhythm.It still all amounts to a Ball Change as the base.

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~ McGlamorous

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance ::  Rhythms on the Walk

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: Rhythms on the Walk

Welcome to the first post in a series of planned videos! These are short clips of rhythm that randomly enters my head. Like music, I must stop and compose, but with my feet. I hope to share many of these ideas in hopes that you can learn from them and twist them to fit your very own creation and style! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel at The AMcGlamorous if you desire, or my email list on the front of the site.

Here we go. Walk On…Tap On…

You can add as many sounds as you wish.

 

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Thanks for dancing with me.

 

~ McGlamorous

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How To Tap Dance :: The Balance

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How To Tap Dance :: The Balance

 

 

A basic ballet movement swaying from one foot to the other. This movement is used in various forms of tap.

Note : This video includes a three sound buildup. It begins without the flap, an added flap, and then ends with two flaps per beat. If you are a beginner you may want to stay with the first phrase.

Measure / Count / Movement

1- Step R fwd (to R side)

2- Step L (XB of R)

3- Step R fwd (to R side)

4- Rest

 

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~ McGlamorous

 

 

The Painted Turtle :: Artistically Waiting

The Painted Turtle :: Artistically Waiting

 

This morning, as I flipped through my devotional book from “Our Daily Bread”, I turned to a later date and for curiosity stayed on it. It got my attention due to the title : Waiting with the Turtle. Five years ago or more my life was completely different. Yours probably was too, but I distinctly remember hearing my dog bark ferociously at one of these creatures outside of my house. When I went to go check, there she was. Out of nowhere it seems. And now here she is again. Still waiting, but with a clearer vision. Guess what. The turtle. More beauty. And a story began.

“The Waiting With The Turtle” article explains that every fall, when the painted turtle senses winter coming, she dives to the bottom of her pond, burning herself in the muck and mud. She pulls into her shell and goes still: her heart rate slows, almost stopping, and her body temperature drops just above freezing, she stops breathing, and she waits. For six months she is buried while her bones release calcium into her bloodstream. This can even cause her to lose her shape. But when the pond thaws, she floats up, again breathing. Her bones reform, and she will feel the warmth of sun on her shell.

Psalm 40:01-5, 14-17Oliver's Travels

I waited patiently for the Lord ; he turned to me and heard my cry.

The author, just like me , thinks of the painted turtle when reading David’s description of waiting for God. Up out the mud and mire God lifts him out, giving him a place to stand. Maybe you feel like you have been waiting forever. I do. Deliverance from anything like a change in career, a bad situation, whatever. This shows us that the painted turtle and the psalmist are her to remind us to trust in God. He hears us and will deliver us.

All of this was encouraging. Years ago when I saw her in the yard it was a different situation. Here she is again. This time with A little more growth and hope. And like the turtle girl, I am slowly growing. Perhaps you are too.

 

~ McGlamorous