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Ep. 63 Tap Dance Notes

Weekly Explorations in Tap Dance Land

This quirky little step came out while working on a larger combination with a group of students at Eagle Performing Arts Center. One of the key skills we were working out was this idea of switching between notes that subdivided the beat by two or three. This particular sequence has the added challenge of doing that while moving A LOT! Criss-crossing of the legs and a turn make the intricate rhythm that much more challenging to execute. Ultimately the goal is to get it to where the underlying pulse can emerge clearly, without much effort. That's how you know the step is grooving. It's like the ability to create a comfortable place for you and others to just hang even in the midst of a complex life. How's that for an analogy!

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