Tap Dancing Warmups : Tap Dancing Warmups: Ball Taps

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Hi, I’m Emily Larew and we are going to start
our tap warm up today with ball taps. Now while we are doing these ball taps, you can
do them at various speeds depending on how advanced your tapper is or how beginning they
are. So, I’m going to turn around and we’re going to just keep our knees light and bent,
we are going to keep our weight over our balls of our feet. You just want to make sure that
they’re focusing on moving the ankle up and down. Make sure they’re not using the whole
leg as you are doing the ball taps. Again you want to remember to point out to your
beginning tapper, that we have three parts of our tap shoe. We got our heel, we got our
ball and we have our top of our toe. Okay, we’re going to use the ball right now. So,
keeping our knees bent, you’re just going to do a straight forward, keeping your ankle
parallel, one, two, three, four, side, six, seven, eight, front, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, together. One, two, three, four, just the ankle is moving, one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven, eight. Then you can get faster as well and tap them, one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
One, two, three, four. As well to get it flappy and really warmed up, you’re going to let
it relax and go as fast as you can. Again, those were ball tap for your warm up for your
tap.

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