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Essential Guide to Tap Dance

By Derek Hartley

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ISBN: 9781785003899
PUBLISHED: 19/03/2018
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 138 colour photographs 3 black & white photographs 5 line artworks

From the propulsive rhythm of the African dancer, to the swinging ragtime of the American jazz age, tap dancing has evolved into a unique blend of cultural expression,improvisation and creativity, open to all ages and abilities. With clear step-by-step instructions, The Essential Guide to Tap Dance covers basic steps such as the shuffle, pick up and paddle, before building these into traditional combinations such as the time step and shim sham.

Additional material includes:

  • the history and development of tap dancing
  • rhythm and musicality
  • learning the language of tap dancing
  • the role of improvisation and choreography
  • the basic steps to advanced techniques

This is the perfect companion to instruct the beginner tap dancer and expand the more experienced dancer's technique, offering full-colour pictures, helpful instruction and essential notes on this vibrant and accessible dance form.

Price: £20.00

E-Book Edition: £18.00 (incl. VAT)

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