Playback speed
Share post
Share post at current time

Ep. 66 Tap Dance Notes

Weekly Explorations in Tap Dance Land

Here's step I found that has a little conversation happening. When teaching in Tap Dance Land I love using call and response as a method to engage students. Then there are rhythms that have the same kind of thing going on within themselves. Echoes of the same note hit twice, then a long response, every time, with a final punctuation, as if to say, "Okay, we're done." Steps like this keep me engaged. I have to be present to the conversation happening in the step. If I were to use this step as a starting point for improvisation I would take note of the conversation as it is currently set and be mindful of where it may go from here. I'd be aiming of course, for a REALLY GOOD know the kind that could last for hours, still you wouldn't want to leave, and you'd come away with feeling like you were part of something special. Yeah, that.

Breakdown available here (exclusively for paying subscribers).

Is there something you’d like me to try in a Tap Dance Note? I’m game. Let me know by leaving a comment.

Leave a comment

Enjoyed the note? Spread the joy by it with a friend.


The Notes with Andrew Nemr
Tap Dance Notes
Get a weekly dose of joy – I mean tap dancing – in your inbox. Breakdowns of each step are available for paying subscribers.