Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

 

Definition ::

Shim Sham :: An early tap movement that has endured many years and is still used extensively.

Measure / Count /  Movement

8 and – Shuffle R – Step R

2 and – Shuffle L

3 – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R

5 and – Ball change R-L

6 and – Shuffle R

7 – Step R

 

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

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

 

 

Bombershay :: A theatrical term for which there were numerous variations

These gradually build from no flap, an added flap, and a hop shuffle. Enter A, B, C, guides.

Measure / Count / Movement

A.

1 – Step R flat ( XF of L )
2 – Step L ( to L side ) – AST ( at same time ) twist on R heel, toe raised to R side
3 – ) Repeat A
4 – )

B.

Step R (flat) XF of L
and 2 – Flap L ( to L side)
AST ( at same time ) Twist on R heel, toe raised to R side
3 – ) Repeat B
4 – )

C.

8 – Hop L
and a – Shuffle R ( to right side )
1 – ) Step R (flat) XF of L
and 2 – Flap L fwd ( to L side )
AST ( at same time ) twist on R heel, toe raised to R side
and – Brush R back (In this video I just did a step)

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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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