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Published on Dec 28, 2017
How to TAP DANCE for Beginners, with Just TAP.
In this video, we’re going to learn one of the most useful and universal combinations of steps in the history of tap dance, the traditional 'Time Step'.
--- Note: This video is 100% relevant for 2020, even though it was published in 2018 ---
The ‘Time Step’ has a rich history, dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, they pop up everywhere: classes, auditions, shows and films.
There are many different types and variations of the Time Step that have appeared throughout the years, and many of these variations are practiced today.
The ’Traditional Time Step’ that I show you in this video is effectively the ‘Base Pattern’. Once you’ve got this pattern down, learning alternate time step variations becomes a relatively simple task.
A COMMON TIME STEP VARIATION: (Especially for USA based viewers) One of the most common alternates involves substituting a Stomp (a flat foot, without weight), or a Stomp-Spank (Spank the toe straight after the Stomp) for the Shuffle on count 8.
It is my hope that this video will give you a flying start toward discovering the Single, Double and Triple Time Steps. I hope it helps. If you enjoy it, please like and share this video, and tell me how you went in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!