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Ball Change

A ball change is a weight transfer 2-step movement, usually syncopated.

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Positions & Directions

These are the French School basic positions and directions.

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Glissade

Traveling step series: glissades. Glissade means "glide". It is a traveling step executed from the 5th position by gliding one foot in a chosen direction and closing the other foot back into 5th....

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Pas de Bourrée

Traveling step series: pas-de-bourrées and pas-de-bourrées retiré.

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Petits Sauts

Petit Allegro series: This series include sauté, changement and échappé.
Small jumps are executed from a plié position, to an extension of the legs straight up in the air with pointed feet, l...

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Pirouette En-Dehors

Turn series. A pirouette en-dehors is a complete turn on one foot on relevé towards the leg lifted up.

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Shuffle

This basic is all about the shuffle. Every tapper needs a good shuffle up down their leg!! This takes the toe-taps to a forward and backward motion.

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Heel Dig

This basic is about allowing the heel of the foot to drop to the floor.

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Heel Drop

This basic is about your heel striking the floor. Easy knees and body weight enable you to create a good strong sound.

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Toe Tap

A Toe Tap is all about the articulation of the ankle and allowing your foot to have flexibility and ease when striking the floor.

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Toe Drop

This basic is about dropping your toe onto the floor using your body weight to enhance the sound.

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Toe Knock

This basic shows how to execute a toe knock which you will be doing a lot of in Tap!