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Tap 1 w/Wendy

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Week 3

Approx. 65 minutes

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Week 2

Parts 1 – 2 | Approx 43 mins.

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Cramp Roll Rudiments and Variations

Video Notes:
Once you are comfortable with your cramp rolls, please practice them in any rhythm you want or to any music. Please practice the combinations I gave you here as well.


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Timesteps

Video Notes:
I encourage you to watch this video and pause it as many times as you need to practice (I am tacking on a video in this series later in the list because I need to do the stomp timesteps fast with break (for you to do your break) for the advanced tappers. For my dancers wanting to practice it slow, they can use Dave Brubeck When You Wish Upon A Star or Count Basie Shiny Stockings. For my advanced tappers, try something really challenging like Ellington’s Perdido.


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Paddle Rudiments

Video Notes:
Practice your paddle combination – I will be adding on to this next week! I suggest playing music and seeing if it challenges you to go the correct speed for your body (I tend to use Latin jazz or music with a clear sixteenth note feeling – 1 e and a…). Find two pieces of music, one slow and comfortable and one faster and more challenging for you!.


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Ms. Wendy’s Dance Combination for the Next Few Weeks

Video Notes:
Any courageous tap 1s and all of my Tap 2/3, I want you to also try to teach yourself a few steps from this. Don’t worry, I will break the entire combination down in the next few weeks for you (and there is more to the dance I haven’t shown on this clip). A few of you from last year’s tap 2 recital routine will find the very first step familiar. Music is Jazzpill. By Yeyts. & Igory (found on iTunes, but I also found a version of their music on YouTube once when my laptop died…)

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Recital Dance

Recital – Video of Section


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Recital – Jumping on Heels Phrase from Recital Dance


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Recital – Flaps and Graboffs


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Recital – After the Paddle Section


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Recital – Order of the Paddle Combo


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