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The time steps (written out) =) (karma: 13)
By SpecTAPularmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 72, member since Sat Aug 09, 2003
On Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:11 AM
Made sticky by soliloquy (28370) on 2005-03-03 14:38:12

I posted this in my livejournal as well, here you go
TIME STEPS

There are mulitiple ways of going time steps, the original (with shuffles) the buck timestep (with stomps) and the buck timesteps with pull backs (noted by a dancer above when she said pull the foot back step falap etc.) Here are the three variations in singles doubles and triples;

Single Bucks-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
L-Hop
R-step
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
R-Hop
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

Double Bucks-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
L-Hop
R-falap
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
R-Hop
L-falap
R-Falap
L-Step

Triple Bucks-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
L-Hop
R-shuffle
R-Step
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
R-Hop
L-shuffle
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

Single Time step-
(Right Side)
R-shuffle
L-Hop
R-step
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-suffle
R-Hop
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

Double Time Steps-
(Right Side)
R-shuffle
L-Hop
R-falap
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Shuffle
R-Hop
L-falap
R-Falap
L-Step

Triple time steps-
(Right Side)
R-shuffle
L-Hop
R-shuffle
R-Step
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Shuffle
R-Hop
L-shuffle
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

Single buck with a pull back-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
R-Pull back (do this with just your toe tap by lifting it and pulling it backwards)
L-Hop
R-step
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
L-Pull back
R-Hop
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

Double buck with a pull back-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
R-Pull back
L-Hop
R-falap
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
L-Pull back
R-Hop
L-falap
R-Falap
L-Step

Triple buck with a pull back-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
R-Pull back
L-Hop
R-shuffle
R-Step
L-falap
R-step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
L-Pull back
R-Hop
L-shuffle
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

And just for fun;

A triple-triple time step-
(Right Side)
R-Shuffle
L-Hop
R-Shuffle
R-Step
L-Shuffle
L-Step
R-Step
L-Falap
R-Step
(Left Side)
L-Shuffle
R-Hop
L-Shuffle
L-Step
R-Shuffle
R-Step
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

A Triple-triple buck-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
L-Hop
R-Shuffle
R-Step
L-Shuffle
L-Step
R-Step
L-Falap
R-Step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
R-Hop
L-Shuffle
L-Step
R-Shuffle
R-Step
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

A triple-triple buck with a pull back-
(Right Side)
R-stomp
R-pull back
L-Hop
R-Shuffle
R-Step
L-Shuffle
L-Step
R-Step
L-Falap
R-Step
(Left Side)
L-Stomp
L-pull back
R-Hop
L-Shuffle
L-Step
R-Shuffle
R-Step
L-Step
R-Falap
L-Step

i hope that helps, if you get good at these i can give you harder variations =)
~Mariah

13 Replies to The time steps (written out) =)

re: The time steps (written out) =)
By Dying2Dance Comments: 104, member since Sun Oct 17, 2004
On Wed Dec 29, 2004 01:20 PM
These are neat! There are so many different times steps it's amazing...I've never seen any of these before, at my studio we do different ones, but as I read these I was trying to do them with my feet..!
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By ILuvElwoodmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 251, member since Sun May 16, 2004
On Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:11 PM
This was actually really helpful! Thanks!
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By flexidancer08 Comments: 612, member since Wed Sep 10, 2003
On Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:52 PM
Thanks soooo much! This is great- I'm definitely giving you karma!

-FleXiDaNceR!
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By ILuv2Tap01 Comments: 567, member since Sun Jul 06, 2003
On Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:47 PM
Thanks alot!!! THAT WAS GREATT!!!
re: The time steps (written out) =) (karma: 1)
By BurgundayBell47member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1212, member since Fri Jul 11, 2003
On Sat Feb 19, 2005 02:18 PM
thanks a bunch! Do you think you could add the counts for the triple triple. I was trying it but I couldn't figure them out :P

Just thought I'd add:

Standard double-triple:
(Right side)
R-Shuffle (8&)
L-Hop (1)
R-Shuffle (&a)
R-Step (2)
L-Shuffle (&a)
L-Ball(front) (3)
R-Change(back) (&)
(Left Side)
L-Shuffle (4&)
R-Hop (5)
L-Shuffle (&a)
L-Step (6)
R-Shuffle (&a)
R-Ball(front) (7)
L-Change(back) (&)

Buck(with pullback)) double-triple:
(Right side)
R-Stomp (8)
R-Pull (&)
L-Hop (1)
R-Shuffle (&a)
R-Step (2)
L-Shuffle (&a)
L-Ball(front) (3)
R-Change(back) (&)
(Left Side)
L-Stomp (4)
L-Pull (&)
R-Hop (5)
L-Shuffle (&a)
L-Step (6)
R-Shuffle (&a)
R-Ball(front) (7)
L-Change(back) (&)

Lizi
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By specialballerina Comments: 2303, member since Fri Oct 22, 2004
On Tue Mar 01, 2005 01:16 AM
Thank you soooo much. I will save this on my favourites so I can refer to it.
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By ShuffleStep118 Comments: 667, member since Sun Sep 19, 2004
On Thu Mar 03, 2005 02:06 PM
Alright!! Great job trying to sort things out with the time step "debates" Karma for you!! AND... you posted in the right board!! WOO HOO!! Love ya'!!

-Mimi
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By glitterfairyPremium member Comments: 12135, member since Tue Oct 01, 2002
On Fri Mar 04, 2005 03:31 AM
I'd just like to pop in for the record that there are still many variations of timesteps and what is "standard" to one is often not to another...
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By SpecTAPularmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 72, member since Sat Aug 09, 2003
On Sat Mar 05, 2005 08:56 PM
Of course, there are so many different ways, thats what make tap so interesting. These are just variations i've learned =)
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By ShuffleStep118 Comments: 667, member since Sun Sep 19, 2004
On Sat Mar 12, 2005 04:49 PM
Congrats on making this a sticky, SpecTAPular!

-Mimi
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By lata Comments: 49, member since Tue Mar 29, 2005
On Tue Apr 12, 2005 06:55 AM
You did an excellent job writting it out clearly so we all could understand and visualize actually doing it.
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By Ms_Mel Comments: 244, member since Sun Jan 20, 2008
On Tue Jan 29, 2008 06:03 AM
Great post!
re: The time steps (written out) =)
By icurnvs2m8 Comments: 105, member since Mon Feb 02, 2004
On Tue Jul 08, 2008 08:09 AM
From the knowledge I have, any 8 beat phrase repeated can be done as a time step. It was a way of a tapper and musician working out the tempo in which a piece of music was played. If I'm wrong let me know.

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