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Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 1


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This is the expanded and updated Al Gilbert Grade 1 Tap Technique set to contemporary music. There are OVER 50 Exercises and a 1-chorus dance routine on this CD, designed as the entry level of tap, perfect for your 4-6 year old dancers. Grade 1 Tap Technique begins the foundational concepts of balance and understanding right & left. With the exercises at center floor, your dancers will strengthen basic movement and patterns. This beginning level tap class is well organized and takes the guesswork out of teaching first time tappers. Each step is broken down in a systematic, foolproof way, making learning exact, easy, and fun! This is a 2-disc product – Disc 1 contains music with vocal instruction by Al Gilbert. Disc 2 contains instrumental tracks without vocal instruction.

Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 1

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What do Valerie Rockey from SYTYCD Season 11, Mallory Hagen, Miss America 2013, and some of today's top Tap Choreographers including Darryl Retter, Gregg Russell, Keith Clifton, Thommie Retter, Brooke Paulsen and Terry Lindholm have in common?

The Al Gilbert Tap Technique!

 In Grade 1, Al Gilbert presents steps such as:

 Barre Exercises

  • Slow Shuffles
  • The difference between Hop and Jump
  • Ball Change Variations
  • Irish
  • Shuffle Jump…  And many more!!

  Center Exercises

  • Right & Left Exercises
  • Boogie Woogie Combinations
  • Jump Out-Jump In
  • Shuffle Step
  • Gallops
  • Skips…  And many more!!

 Bonus offerings on all of Al Gilbert’s Tap Technique CD’s 

  • Pdf file of notes. Simply insert into your CD/DVD Rom and view or print!
  • iTunes-Ready tracks. Just drag the tracks into your iTunes Library, and now you have it all on your iPod. Ready for class!


View File01 Shuffles   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File05 Shuffle Hop Toe   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File08 Shuffle Ball Change Faster   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File13 Heel Ball Change Combination   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File18 Irish   Size: (419.76 KB)
View File29 Jump Out-Jump In Half Turn   Size: (586.7 KB)
View File45 Shuffle Ball Change Cha Cha Cha   Size: (704.66 KB)
View File51 Jumping Jack Half Turn & Running Combination   Size: (433.23 KB)
View File53 Jazz Flash Trick Step   Size: (400.58 KB)
View File54 Four Step Dance   Size: (704.66 KB)

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