Tap, Clap and Circle
Formation: Circle of dancers without partners
Music: Any good, toe-tapping music with strong phrasing
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25-32 – – – -; Tap one foot three;
1-8 Clap hands three times; Turn around alone in eight steps;
9-16 – – – -; Everyone Circle to the Left for eight steps;
17-24 – – – -; – Circle to the Right for eight steps;
25-32 – – – -; – Tap three times;
1-8 Each dancer taps one foot three times and waits on the fourth beat, then claps their own hands three times and waits on the eight beat (tap, tap, tap, -; clap, clap, clap, -).
9-16 Each dancer turns around alone (once or twice) in eight steps.
17-24 All dancers Circle to the Left for eight steps.
25-32 All dancers Circle to the Right for eight steps.
Choreography by: Calvin Campbell, Castle Rock, Colorado
Source: Printed in CD Journal, December 2009
Usage: This is designed to get new dancers moving quickly with minimal teaching. Notice that the foot to tap and the direction and amount of solo turning is up to the individual dancer.
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