TAP

GRADE ONE

Candidates may be asked up to 3 questions.

Straight Tap - strike ground with the ball of foot and up (ankle only)

Forward Tap - strike ground with the ball of the foot forward and up (ankle only)

Backward Tap - strike ground with the ball of the foot backward and up (ankle only)

Hop - stand on one foot, spring into air and land lightly on the ball of the same foot

Jump - feet together, flex knees, spring into air and land with feet together in any direction

Spring - stand on one foot, spring into air and land lightly on the ball of the other foot

Drop - stand on one foot, spring into air and drop heavily on the ball or flat of the other foot

Stamp - heavy downward beat on to flat of foot. Weight on supporting foot or working foot

Heel Beat - flex knee, strike ground with heel finishing on the ground with a heavier tone. Can be given three ways - standing on one foot; with ball of working foot on ground; as a sharp dig

Toe Tap - bend knee, strike ground with toe and up sharply

Step - transfer of weight from one foot to the ball of the other

Shuffle - a forward and backward tap given to the count of &1 or less

Ballchange - change of balance from the ball of one foot to the ball or flat of the other foot, in any direction to the count of &1 or less

Tap Step - a forward tap followed immediately by a step. Weight on working or supporting foot

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