Two quick changes of weight from one ball of the foot to the other.
Striking of the ball of the foot or the toe tap against the floor. This is usually done in a direction. A backward brush is called a spank.
Buck / Chug:
Forward movement emphasizing the heel drop with weight on the same foot.
Step consisting of a step, shuffle, and a small jump (with shuffling foot going behind)
A spank with one foot, drop the heel of the opposite foot, shuffle and a step. This step is performed traveling backwards and alternates feet.
Step using toe and heel drops in a specific pattern.
Digging of the heel into the floor without weight transfer.
Pulling of the free foot from an open to a closed position with a sliding motion.
Basic movement associated with soft shoe dancing.
Brush and step with transfer of weight.
Heel / heel drop:
Forceful dropping of the heel on the floor, with the weight placed on the ball of the same foot.
Jump into the air, landing on the same foot and keeping the heel lifted.
Movement adopted from Irish folk dances, which consists of a shuffle, hop, and a step. This can be done traveling forwards or backwards and the shuffling foot usually crosses when stepping.
Spring into the air from both balls of the feet and landing on the same.
Step named for a famous dancer. Consists of a step, shuffle, jump, toe tip behind.
Hop on one foot with a back brush in the air, landing on the same foot. Can be done as singles, doubles, or alternating. Shuffles and taps can also be added.
Movement combining a brush and a scuff on the same foot.
Riff combined with a spank.
Forward movement hitting the heel of the foot on the ground.
Scuff followed by a spank.
Stomp, spank, step. Alternating feet.
Brush followed by a spank.
Flap without weight transfer.
Type of dance, originally done without shoes consisting of a step, brush (cross foot in foot), ball change .
A backward brush of the ball of the foot.
Step onto the entire foot with weight transfer. (Like sticking a stamp to a letter)
Stamp without weight transfer.
An eight-measure movement, used to set the tempo.
Dropping the toe with weight on the foot.
Movement in which the dancer stands on the tips of the tap shoes: “en pointe”.
Striking the tip of the tap shoe against the ground.
Three sounds, usually a shuffle step.
A dance in 3/4 time.
With weight on one foot, a hop into the air while scraping the edge of the tap shoe on the ground. A brush is then done before landing on the same foot.