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 Al Gilbert's original Grade 7 Tap Technique. OVER 50 Exercises in this video are designed to utilize the Close-To-The-Floor training from grade 6. At this point, your dancers are at a solid, advanced, pre-pro level in tap. Close-to-the-floor combinations such as Heel Shuffle, Heel Scuffle, and Heel Riffle are included here. Mr. Gilbert goes in-depth into riffs with his Syncopated 7-Tap Riff, Riff Traveling Time Step, and 8, 12, & 14-Tap Riff Walks. Additionally, he includes many wings and Pullback Combinations to further enhance your dancer's "Nerve Tap" ability. Each video has been digitally re-mastered, resulting in an improved sound quality, easy menu navigation for quick exercise selection, and PDF notes on the disc. You can even insert the disc into your computer CD/DVD Rom to view or print the notes.
In Grade 7, Al Gilbert presents steps such as:
- Double Pullback and Wing Combination
- Waltz Combinations
- Heel Riff Combinations
- Twisting Bombershay (or "Corkscrew")
- Latin & Mambo Combinations
- Outside-Inside Cramp Roll Turn
- 5/4 Turn
- Barrel Roll Turns
- Renversé Turns
- Multiple Tap Pirouettes