This book is an introduction to tap that offers traditional and improvisational instruction for the beginner as well as new and innovative material for the intermediate and advanced dancer. It reviews the basics, such as choosing shoes and floors, and then progresses through the roles of creativity and musicality, rhythm, dynamics, and syncopation. Traditional tap dance steps such as the Shim Sham Shimmy, Over-the-Tops and Through the Trenches are given as well as contemporary tap. With easy-to-follow descriptions of steps, INSIDE TAP takes tap from the realm of nostalgia to the cutting edge of art.
Inside Tap - Anita Feldman