Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 4

Al Gilbert

Al Gilbert Tap Technique, Grade 4

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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!

This is the expanded and updated Al Gilbert Grade 4 Tap Technique set to contemporary music. Grade 4 builds on the foundation learned from Grade 3. This level is known as “The Breakthrough" level because the material mastered here propels your dancers through the intermediate stage of tap dancing. All of the familiar steps from the original Grade 4 are here, plus many more. There are Nearly 50 Exercises on this level, including the introductions to Riffs, Drawbacks, and Turns Across the Floor. You’ll also find a 2-chorus Routine created from the exercises in this level.  This level is for 11-year-old (and older) tappers who have studied consistently.


In Grade 4, Al Gilbert presents steps such as:

Barre Exercises

  • Shuffles in different patterns
  • Extensive Flap patterns
  • Heel Shuffle Heel Combinations
  • “Quadruple” (Shuffle Step Heel)
  • Progression on Riffs… And many more!!


Center Exercises

  • Shuffle Step Heel Combinations
  • Maxi Ford Breaks
  • Single and Double Cramp Rolls and Changeover Cramp Rolls
  • Single & Double Traveling Waltz Clog
  • Traveling Time Step Series
  • 9 Turns Across The Floor…And many more!!\


3-Disc Bundle includes: 

  • Disc 1 – Vocal Instruction by AL Gilbert
  • Disc 2 – Instrumental Tracks
  • Disc 3 – Data Companion Disc includes A pdf file of notes. Insert into your CD/DVD Rom and view or print. And iTunes-Ready tracks. Drag the tracks into your iTunes Library


The DVD companion is available here.

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