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Help! Pickups problems
By Cari123 Comments: 2, member since Thu Feb 16, 2017
On Thu Feb 16, 2017 03:01 PM
Edited by Cari123 (280175) on 2017-02-16 15:02:00

I have been dancing Tap for just under a year now and I am picking the movements up without much trouble. However I am really struggling with pick ups. I just can't seem to the get up to get the beats in. Would really appreciate any help and tips

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re: Help! Pickups problems
By SDAdancerLIM Comments: 37, member since Tue May 17, 2016
On Thu Feb 16, 2017 05:58 PM
Can you please clarify what you mean by pickups? There are some tap steps that are called different names by different teachers/choreographers and pick up is one of them.

A pickup is a tap movement where the dancer travels up and does a nerve tap as they come back down.
A pullback, which is often incorrectly referred to as a pickup, is a tap movement where a dancer travels up and BACK as they spank their feet back simultaneously (or one then the other if doing an alternating pullback).

Pullbacks are a lot more common so I think that may be the move you're actually trying to learn. My descriptions may not be the best; can you tell which one it is that you're attempting to learn?