Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TAPRIFFIC

Tap class was crowded last night. Everyone that's ever been in our class was there - seven people total. But it was fun. We only learned one new move which I will tell you about in a minute.

After class, Allison and I stayed a little late to document our progress for posterity's and my blog's sake. Before you watch the videos, three things to note:
1. we ended up having class in the ballet studio because the floor in our normal studio (where these videos were made) is still very slick (why I keep losing my balance);
2. the quality is poor because I had to rotate the video on my computer (we took it vertically, won't make that mistake again) and
3. with enough practice you, too, can be this good.


Here is my first take of our dance sequence "combination" (excuse the curse word at 1:14):


This take, I am a little more serious. Less singing, much bigger finish:



I am not the only star of this show. Allison is pretty good, much better than she wants to admit:



The move without a name
I finally Googled hard enough and found the name of this move. Take your pick - the Shirley Temple, the Chop Suey, the Broadway or the Alexander:



And now, without further adieu, here is my favorite move. It's called a Sugarfoot. You twist your feet inside out and do jazz hands and lean back. When we were practicing it in class, I laughed so hard my gum fell out. Nadine kept yelling "sugaaaaaaaar!" like I am doing in this video and it was making me howl. Good stuff:

5 comments:

  1. Don't you know that the first rule of tap dancing is no chewing gum!?

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  2. Goals for next class: MOVE ARMS! ha. Watch out broadway.

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  3. POUR SOME "SUGAH" ON ME!

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  4. running buddy7/16/2008 10:50 PM

    I gotta be cool relax, get hip
    Get on my track's
    Take a back seat, hitch-hike
    And take a long ride on my motor bike
    Until I'm ready (Ready Freddie)
    Crazy little thing called love

    Great job! You gonna tap while your run?

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