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What break is this?
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:02 AM

shuffle hop step flap step shuffle hop flap ball change

I think it's for a time step but I'm not sure. I know it's one on one of the Al Gilbert CDs because I hear his voice saying in my mind.

I've had this stuck in my head for a few days now....

5 Replies to What break is this?

re: What break is this?
By martyCTT
On Wed Oct 06, 2010 09:19 AM
It just sounds like a plain break for a standard time step, but I can't really hear the timing in my head... you need an extra beat or something.
re: What break is this?
By Sumayah
On Thu Oct 07, 2010 04:05 AM
Isn't the standard break:

shuffle hop step, shuffle step, shuffle hop flap flap

or to change feet

shuffle hop step, shuffle step, shuffle hop flap ballchange?

Because the shuffle hop step flap step *is* the standard time step... but I never learned Al Gilbert so I dunno.
re: What break is this?
By Tappercise
On Thu Oct 07, 2010 09:27 PM
This is “usually’ called a Single-Standard Time Step with Standard Break (4 beats)

I believe Al Gilbert called it a “Single Double” because of the step (single) and flap (double), and used the same count.

Shuffle-hop-step-flap-step—8&, 1, 2, &3& (traditional) or 1&, 2, 3, &4&

A Double-Standard would be shuffle-hop-flap-flap-step

A Standard Full Break (8 beats) is shuffle-hop-step-shuffle-step-shuffle-step-shuffle ball change.
re: What break is this?
By Sumayah
On Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:14 PM
LOL, I'm sitting here at my desk tapping in my bare feet on the plastic desk chair thingy on my floor. I've got a class learning their single, double and triple standard time steps this month (we've already covered the single). I know there's a million breaks, it's interesting to see the differences. What do you do for a traveling time step break? I've seen that a couple different ways, but I learned:

shuffle, hop, hop, flap, step, shuffle, hop, flap ballchange

How did you learn it?
re: What break is this?
By Tappercise
On Fri Oct 08, 2010 03:41 PM
Breaks are usually easier to create than time steps that alternate sides (RLRL).

The break—shuffle, hop, hop, flap, step, shuffle, hop, flap ball change—could be used, but some people have a hard time doing double hops and would prefer to avoid time steps that have them and most breaks have 4 beat or 8 beats.

shuffle, hop, hop, flap, step, shuffle, hop, flap ballchange—

shuffle 1&
hop 2
hop 3
flap &4
step 5
shuffle &6
hop 7
flap &8
ball change 9

For me, dropping the second hop would make the break more usable.

This is a half break I sometimes use with a standard traveling time steps: shuffle-hop-step-shuffle-step—1&, 2, 3, &4& (the traditional version would start with 8&).

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