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. There are OVER 50 Exercises on this DVD that are designed to utilize the Close-To-The-Floor training from grade 6. At this point, your dancers are definitely 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. Also, Mr. Gilbert digs deep into riffs with Syncopated 7-Tap Riff, Riff Traveling Time Step, and 8, 12, & 14-Tap Riff Walks. Many wings and Pull Back Combinations to further strengthen your dancers ability to “Nerve Tap” are also included. Each DVD has been digitally re-mastered to improve sound quality, easy menu navigation for quick exercise selection and PDF notes on the disc. Simply insert disc into your computer CD/DVD Rom to view or print.
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
- Renverse Turns
- Multiple Tap Pirouettes
The CD companion is also available on CDNT7, exclusively through MusicWorks!