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Module Two Post Five (Dictionary With Counts)

For my fifth post of module two, I have found a website that is a dictionary and if you press on a certain step, then it will show a few videos and the counts of that step.     For example, there is a step called a wing and when you press the word wing in the dictionary, it will show a video of how to do a wing and give the counts which is, &a1  and will explain how to do the step. For example it says, “tart on the balls of the feet with feet together, scrape both feet outwards and into the air, then spank both feet inwards at the same time and land on the balls of the feet with your feet together”. I think his website is good because if you need help on a steps you don’t know, then you could just go to this website and watch the video.

Module Two Post Three (Instructional Videos)

For my third website of module two, I have found a website that is more visual, so instead of text explaining steps, there are instructional videos. The steps that are explained in this website are all riffs. There are videos that explain riffs from 3 beat riffs to 9 beat riffs. I think these videos are very good because some people learn better through visuals and this is exactly what the videos demonstrate an even with the counting.

Module Two Post One (Counts of a Time Step)

For my first post of module two, I decided to narrow down my topic to the counts in different steps. In this website, it talks about how a step called a time step starts on the count 8 and then continues on with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and then 8 again. The website also explains how when dancers first learn time steps, the steps are broken down into phrases. Another thing that this website said was that the footwork of these steps are usually more flat footed and swinging. I think this website is very helpful because if someone wants advice about how to figure out how to do a time step, then on this website it can give them some tips.

Module One Post Two (Steps and Counts)

For my second website, I chose one that explains what the types of steps are, how you do it, and the counts for it. I think this website is good for beginners so that they can get the basic steps and learn from that. The website is dance syllabus. Relating tap dancing to math is simple because in tap, you have to use counts which include numbers that you can add up so you know how many counts a phrase is. When you dance to certain genres, there are different counts that you are supposed to use. An example is that when you are dancing to waltz, you would use the counting 1,2,3-1,2,3-1,2,3 and so on. When you are dancing to pop music or for tap, jazz, lyrical, or ballet, you would be using 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 etc.