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re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By shortstuff23 Comments: 29, member since Sat Jun 21, 2008
On Fri Aug 29, 2008 01:23 PM
Thanks for all the info!!!
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By silverlightbeammember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 102, member since Mon Nov 17, 2008
On Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:42 PM
This is awesome, I'm thinking about starting tap and this just made me a bit more relaxed about the whole thing. Thanks a lot.
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By Sumayah Comments: 6875, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Mon Apr 20, 2009 01:24 PM
I don't know if this has been posted but:

www.unitedtaps.com . . .

Tap Dictionary
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By kiltlover Comments: 67, member since Sun May 17, 2009
On Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:34 AM
Great! As fairly new to the sport any info I can get is greatly appreciated.
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By martyCTT Comments: 176, member since Sun Jan 04, 2009
On Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:56 AM
It is not a sport, it is an art form.
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By Tappercise Comments: 289, member since Sun Jul 08, 2007
On Fri Sep 25, 2009 09:55 AM
MartyCTT is absolutely right when he says that tap dancing is an art form and not a sport. On the other hand, even though tap dancing is clearly an art form, the physical abilities needed to work as a professional tap dancer equal or exceed those required of most professional athletes. Talk about long hours, Honi Coles said he practiced ten to sixteen hours a day when he was practicing to become “the fastest feet in the business.” I don’t think most people realize how many hours of practice and gallons of sweat it takes to make a tap dancing step that's incredibly hard look easy.
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By Dance4evaa Comments: 158, member since Wed Nov 25, 2009
On Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:03 PM
thanks this was really helpful
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By heyjude1252 Comments: 28, member since Sat Nov 10, 2007
On Tue Jan 05, 2010 05:53 PM
Tap dancing in hard to pick up in that it requires alot of pratice and patience, but once you learn the steps it's a ton of fun! So good luck. :)
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By RadtapperPremium member Comments: 7, member since Fri Jun 09, 2006
On Tue Jan 19, 2010 09:17 PM
Actually for good balance,most important to a moving musician, no matter what style of tap you do, you should have upper body weight slightly forward at the lower back and be as far back on your shoe as you can without your heel on the floor. Trying to stand on your "toes" will cause akward movement. You can easily discover this proper position if you stand with flat feet and slightly rock your knees forward (about 1 inch) just until your heels slightly leave the floor. Try doing weight changes on the ball of the foot in that position and then do them on your toes. Ouch, you will instantlly feel the difference. It is part of Tapnique(tm),the loose ankle tap technique. I hope this helps.
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By piperlo Comments: 39, member since Sun Apr 27, 2008
On Tue Jan 11, 2011 07:12 PM
Thank you so much! I am starting tap this year after 14 years of ballet and jazz training.
Going to be a bit different but I can't wait for the challenge :D
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By tapdog Comments: 8, member since Wed Jan 19, 2011
On Wed Jan 26, 2011 05:33 PM
This is awesome stuff. i followed a similar thing, what my techer said, and, inmy fourth year, im doing wings.
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By Rayray2996 Comments: 14, member since Wed Jun 15, 2011
On Wed Jun 15, 2011 03:53 PM
If your a begginer in any type of dance it is very easy just to focus on the dance moves and the choreography but every dancer must remember to smile and to put your own personality in it. but just smile:)
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By PreciousTapper Comments: 1, member since Sun May 27, 2012
On Sun May 27, 2012 10:01 AM
Thank for much for this Ultimate Guide for beginners. I started tap 2 months ago and this guide really helped me. :)
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By Klemers490 Comments: 22, member since Thu Jun 28, 2012
On Fri Jun 29, 2012 08:31 PM
This is really good wish I would have gotten this information when I started dancing ten years ago!
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By Ogracem77 Comments: 17, member since Sun Nov 18, 2012
On Sat Dec 01, 2012 06:08 AM
Wow thank you so much!! I've been wondering why some steps are a little bit difficult where they shouldn't be and hearing that you need to be more on your toes than on the balls of your feet is an eye opener!! :P I never even thought of that but it make a lot more sense and a much cleaner sound I suppose. Thanks for the links too! I'll definitely have to check them out!!!
re: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners
By TapperinTenn Comments: 8, member since Sun Jan 06, 2013
On Mon Jan 07, 2013 06:43 AM
Thanks very much! I am a beginner who started back in April, and I'm still feeling my way around a little bit.

What advice would you have on what parts of your body besides your ankles to relax while dancing?
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