Top Tunes For Tap, Vol. 1

Al Gilbert

Top Tunes For Tap, Vol. 1

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Top Tunes For Tap, Vol. 1 by Al Gilbert, is a collection of 7 dances set to instrumental classics.

Songs and dances included in this compilation:

  1. C'est Magnifique comes from the Broadway show Can-Can from 1953. Many legendary artists have performed this Cole Porter classic throughout the years. Most notably, Ella Fitzgerald. The choreography set to this song is a grade 3 Rhythm-Buck tap dance. Your 9-12-year-old dancers will like this one. 82 Meas. Time: 2:11
  2. Carolina In The Morning was initially recorded by Al Jolson in 1947. This sweet classic song is considered a honky-tonk soft shoe. Your grade 4 tappers will enjoy this "relaxed" easy groove. 68 Meas. Time: 2:25
  3. Rhythm Buck is a hand-clapping, inspiring song that keeps your dancers moving. This is a solid grade 5 dance for your high intermediate tappers. With a variety of tempos, your dancers will love the challenge. 96 Meas. Time: 2:18
  4. Saints Go Marching originated as a gospel song recorded by the Louise Armstrong Orchestra. This recording stays true to the ever-quickening tempos as the original. Your dancers will enjoy the stop time near the end of the dance. This is a grade 5 and up dance to challenge your advanced tappers. 98 Meas. Time: 2:23 
  5. Tea For Two is from the Broadway musical "No No Nanette" and is recorded in its most classic style. A grade 2 tap dance, this is the perfect dance for your 8-11-year-old tappers or your beginner adult class. Every tapper should learn "the old soft shoe," and this dance delivers! 64 Meas, Time: 2:38
  6. Varsity Drag is one of the most well-known songs from the Charleston era. This song and dance style were so popular that Sandy Duncan and Tommy Tune brought it back in the late 70s. This choreography is a solid grade 4 dance to challenge your 11–13-year-old dancers. 40 Meas. Time – 2:01
  7. Walking My Baby Back Home is from a classic movie with the same title. This choreography is set for your solid grade 3 tappers (9-12-year-olds) and is also perfect for your adult tappers. With a slight Dixie swing and excellent stop time, this rhythm-buck dance will be a sure hit at your show. 68 Meas. Time: 2:03

Enhanced CD includes:

  • Seven tracks of music with vocal instruction by Al Gilbert
  • Seven tracks of music for performances
  • iTunes files of each song. Drag and drop into your iTunes library
  • PDF files of notes, insert into your computer rom drive to view or print

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