So how does this work? You will get videos of 315 tap steps and 315 practice exercise combinations (one practice exercise for every step - except for 6 bonus steps). Each step is demonstrated clearly from the back as is each practice exercise combination (about 32 counts) and is taught slowly so it’s easy to follow. After learning each practice exercise combination you’ll do the combination from start to finish at regular speed and then a little faster. In addition to all that you’ll get PDF files with individual steps written out (including counts) and arranged alphabetically (Dictionary) as well as by difficulty level (Syllabus). You also get PDF files of the practice combinations written out (with counts) arranged the exact same way.
It’s important to know the purpose of the practice exercise combinations is to help you improve each step from our tap dictionary in a more pleasing way than just doing the same step over and over.
In other words they aren’t created to be brilliant pieces of choreography but instead to facilitate you to work on your steps in a more interesting (and realistic) way than just simple repetition. All combinations WORK BOTH RIGHT AND LEFT sides of a step when applicable (so a step like maxie ford will be done on both right and left sides, but jumps on the other hand use both feet at once so there is no right and left side for jumps).
So is it an app? No it’s not, it’s a collection of 315 videos of tap steps (plus 6 bonus videos/steps) and 315 videos of practice combinations (for each step in the dictionary except for 6 bonus steps). The benefit of this is that you can use it on ANY device - iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows, Mac, etc. In fact you can even put I on ALL of your devices.
So how are the videos organized? All 315 steps and all 315 combinations are split into 7 different levels from easiest to hardest. So level 1 has basic steps and combinations while the steps and combinations for level 7 are much more challenging.
THE STEPS AND COMBINATIONS ARE IN SEPARATE VIDEOS! 315 videos of steps (plus 6 more bonus steps) and 315 videos of combinations.
Are the steps and combinations written out? Indeed they are. All steps and combination are written out with counts!
What is a data disc? It’s like a usb thumb drive in disc form. Technically it’s called a DVD-ROM but it doesn’t work in a regular DVD player. You put it into a computer and then copy the files from it to your hard drive. From there you can transfer it to all your devices. Sound complicated? Don’t worry we have video tutorials and Rod (the guy in the videos) even offers free tech support to help!
Is it good for tap teachers? Tap teachers LOVE IT! It’s so great to have all those steps and practice combinations for your class to do regardless of what level they are. It’s also helpful if you get stuck and need some ideas for patterns to work into your choreography.
Is it good for tap students? It’s AMAZING for tap students. It gives them a chance to learn new steps and practice them in a more interesting way than just doing the same step over and over. It also helps them learn how to connect different steps together and to work both the right and left sides.
Should I buy this? We think you’ll be thrilled with the 315 Bundle and we even offer a money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 8-15GB
DOWNLOAD FORMAT: .zip
VIDEO FORMAT: MP4
VIDEO RESOLUTION: HD
DISC FORMAT: Data Disc (NOT DVD!) Put the Data Disc in a computer, copy the files to your hard drive, transfer the videos to any device or play them on your computer.
STREAMING INFO: We offer all our streaming through Vimeo. To access the streams, you’ll need to set up a free account with Vimeo (just like Youtube or iTunes) and enter the access code you receive with your purchase.
Level 7 Practice Exercise - Irish Pullback Heel Flap Heel
PRACTICE EXERCISE SAMPLES
A Data Disc is a special type of DVD that can NOT be played in a DVD player. Instead you insert it into a computer and copy the video files it contains onto your computer’s hard drive. Think of it as a usb thumb drive in disc form.