Advanced Tap Dance Lessons : Advanced Tap Dancing Warm Ups for the Ankles

By Grover Koelpin 1 comment

Hi. This is Sarah McLellan in New York City.
We are at June Parody’s Dance Studio and, on behalf of Expert Village, I’m going to
teach you some advanced tap moves. Follow me. Now I’m going to start into some of that
advanced warm ups. We’re going to do a couple of different things just to get your ankles
moving and incorporating different steps. So the first one is all about just getting
kind of your ankles loose and ready for class. Okay, we’re going to start with ball ball,
heel heel, toe toe, heel heel. On the other leg. So we’re kind of changing our leg each
time. Ball, heel, toe, heel and you’re shunting that second heel, kind of out to the side.
And when you do that you bring it on to the other foot so you can start on the left hand
side. Let’s start that at a pretty regular tempo. Now let’s get a little bit faster.
You want to make sure you’re keeping all of your sounds nice and clean and try and give
everything the same emphasis. One, two, three, four, one, two, bending in your knees, one,
two, three, stop. What you’re trying to do in this warm up exercise is keep everything
really clean, really light and with the same emphasis. So one, two, three, four, just changing
the way, nice and simple, and keep it all flowing and it should feel really good in
your ankles to get everything warmed up.

1 Comment

Stephanie Hill

Jun 6, 2008, 9:36 am Reply

Are those Capezio Tele Tones? I had them once and they're just the best.

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