Anonymous asked: there's a famous combination we're learning in class and it has a lot of stomping and clapping walking forward, cramp rolls, and our teacher mentioned it was a famous combination by a male dancer who passed away. does this combination sound familiar at all? im trying to find it online but im not having much luck bc idk any famous male tappers.
I’m sorry, but that’s not ringing any bells haha I’ll publish you other ask below this to see if maybe someone else might have an idea :)
in case it helps, the combo starts with 8 flaps forward then goes into four cramp rolls then stomp clap clap stomp clap clap stomp stop
Sound familiar to anyone?
Anonymous asked: My studio uses both character heeled and flats, depending on the dance. I love doing more classic/broadway style tap in the character heels but anything more street style (?) I prefer the flats. Split sole lace-ups are the preferred shoes of myself and most of my teammates for rehearsals.
gallifreyisreturning asked: For the anon who asked about character shoes vs oxford styles - I do mainly Broadway/musical theatre tap so I have both styles of shoes and I usually just wear whichever ones my director/choreographer at the time wants. I like wearing the character taps more but I feel like the oxfords are easier to work in at times!
jaynieyeah asked: I would just like to ask you tap dancers out there... What style shoe to you prefer? Me and everyone else at my studio have always danced in Cuban heeled shoes (like character shoe style) whilst all the others dance in oxford style shoes (flat lace up). We always argue that whilst we can't do toe stands in my shoes, we can do everything else they do but in heels! Just curious to other peoples opinions on shoes as I would be curious to try out a different style and see of there is a difference!
I’ve always used character taps, and I’ve dealt with the same thing as you! haha Pretty much all of my friends who tapped but not at the same studio as me wore Oxford style shoes. And, I’m not gonna lie, I was always a bit jealous of them. Don’t get me wrong, I looooove my character taps, my black ones are my babies and my favorite pair of taps I’ve ever owned, but I have always wanted to get a pair of Oxfords and give them a try because I feel like I could do a lot more with them.
What’s everybody else think? Let the tap shoe discourse commence!