Tap Dancing Concepts
Spank: brush back
Stamp: a step with the whole foot
Brush: a brush on the ball of your foot
Step: a step on the ball of your foot
Flap: a brush step
Shuffle: a brush spank
Bebop: A style of jazz that is distinguished by a jagged and extraordinary rhythm.
Broadway Tap/ Show Tap: A style of tap dance that points out the presentation and arrangement of steps.
Challenge Dance: An African tradition where the participating dancers compete with each other.
Choreography: The composition of dance.
Chorus Line: A line of dancers who do the same dance steps all at once.
Improvisation: Dancing without choreography.
Minstrel: A musician or entertainer who traveled from place to place.
Pantomime: A movement that copies something, most often it is an animal.
Polyrhythm: Use of mire than one rhythm at the same time.
Rhythm: A musical pattern of regularly recurring sounds or beats.
Swing: Style of jazz described by a steady, energetic rhythm with improvisation.
Vaudeville: A theater show that features an assortment of short acts.
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