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Tap Dance - The Alternative Grade 4 Turning Step

Tap Dance - The Alternative Grade 4 Turning Step

17 October 2018

This is a reminder that there is an alternative Grade 4 turning step, which can be presented as an alternative to the original one. Also the turning steps in both grades 4 and 5 should now be prepared on both sides.

This article is repeated from DANCE magazine issue 480 (page 77) due to popular demand for this information.

CD: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL; TRACK TITLE: UNDERGROUND
Commence LDF, travelling in circle around the studio to end in LDB. Making 3 turns travelling across front of studio heading towards RDF.

VARIATION A
1&2&3&4 (even) spring R, shuffle L, hop step, pick up hop (first turn)
5 6& &8. step R, heel R, step L, heel L, step R (second turn)
1 2 step L, step R making a turn (third turn),
3 4 5. step L behind R, step R to side, stamp L fwd facing the outside of the circle
6& &8. chugs, RLRL

VARIATION B
1&2&3&4 (even) spring R, shuffle L, hop step, pick up hop (first turn)
5 6& &8. step R, heel R, step L, heel L, step R (second turn)
1 2 step L, step R making a turn (third turn),
3 4 5. step L behind R, step R to side, stamp L fwd facing the outside of the circle
_ _ &8. chugs, RL

VARIATION A
1&2&3&4 (even) spring R, shuffle L, hop step, pick up hop (first turn)
5 6& &8. step R, heel R, step L, heel L, step R (second turn)
1 2 step L, step R making a turn (third turn),
3 4 5. step L behind R, step R to side, stamp L fwd facing the outside of the circle
6& &8. chugs, RLRL

BREAK
- - &3&. miss 2 beats, stamp R, stamp L into parallel facing front, clap
5&&a6&&a7&- heel beat L, 4 beat paddle R, 4 beat paddleL, fwd brush R
1& &3 back tap R, step R, heel beat R, heel beat L
4& n6n7 ball beat R ball beat L, flam R x2

Intermediate Tap
The old Intermediate Tap can be taken until the end of December 2019. This also applies to Licentiate and Fellowship. The new Intermediate Tap becomes optional in September 2018 and compulsory in January 2020.

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