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LEVEL 1 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Toe (flat) <--click for video 1 - lift the toe but keep the heel on the floor, then drop the toe to the floor. There is another toe that I call a toe-tip where you lift your foot all the way off the floor and hit the very front edge of the toe on the floor - see toe-tip below

Heel - 1 - hit your heel against the floor

Toe Toe Heel Heel - 1&2& - toe TOE heel HEEL


Stamp - 1 - place your foot flat against the floor with your weight on it

Stomp - 1 - place your foot flat against the floor with NO weight on it

Step - 1 - place the ball of the foot on the floor with weight on it (leap is the same except you are "jumping" onto the foot instead of just placing it down)

Touch - 1 - place the ball of the foot on the floor with NO weight on it


Toe (Tip) - 1 - hit the very front edge of the toe on the floor

Dig (Heel) - 1 - hit the back edge of the heel tap against the floor


Step Heel - 1& - step heel

Dig Toe (Heel Toe) - 1& - dig toe

Dig Toe Step Heel - 1&2& - dig toe STEP HEEL


Hop - 1 - propel yourself into the air off of one foot and land on the ball of that same foot

Jump - 1 - propel yourself into the air and land on the balls of both feet at the same time

Chug - 1 - lift heels, slide forward and then drop the heels at the end of the slide forward


Brush - 1 - swing foot forward (front or diagonally side) hitting only the ball tap

Flap - &1 or a1 - brush step

Flap Heel - &1 2 or &a1 - brush step heel

Flap Ball Change - a1 a2 or &1&2 - brush step STEP step

Spank (Brush Back, Draw, Pull) - 1 - swing the foot back (coming from the front or diagonally side) hitting only the ball tap

Spank Step (Back Flap) - &1 or a1 - swing the foot back (coming from the front or diagonally side) hitting only the ball tap, step

Spank Step Heel - a1 2 or &a1 - spank step heel

Spank Step Ball Change - &1&2 or a1 a2 - spank step STEP step


Shuffle - &1 or a1 - brush spank

Shuffle Step (Running Shuffle, Leap Shuffles, Jogging Shuffles) - &a1 - brush spank step

Shuffle Ball Change - &1&2 or a1 a2 - brush spank step STEP


Buffalo - 1&a2 - (cross foot in front) step (leap) SHUFFLE STEP

Cramp Roll - 1&a2 - step STEP heel HEEL

Irish - a1 a2 or e&a1 - shuffle HOP step

Maxie Ford - 1&2&3 or 1e&a2 or 1 a2 a3 - step SHUFFLE STEP toe  (toe crosses in back)

Waltz Clog - 1&2&3 or 1e&a2 or 1 a2 a3 - step SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE


Heel Stand - 1 - jump onto the back edges of your heels and balance

Step Heel Turn - 1&2& - step heel STEP HEEL(turning - 2 step heels per rotation)

Flap Heel Turn - &1 2 or &a1 - brush step heel BRUSH STEP HEEL (turning)

Slide - 1 - run or push off of one leg and allow your feet to glide along the floor without leaving the floor


OPTIONAL STEPS

Clunk - 1 - hit the inside of the toe and heel tap against the floor at the same time

Leap - 1 - push off of one foot and into the air and land on the ball of the other foot


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LEVEL 2 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Hop Shuffle - 1&a - hop BRUSH SPANK

Shuffle Heel - &a1 - brush spank HEEL

Scuff - 1 - swing your foot forward and hit the back edge of the heel tap as the foot swings


Double Buffalo - a1&a2 - (cross foot in front) flap SHUFFLE STEP

Double Cramp Roll (Flap Cramp Roll) - a1&a2 - flap STEP heel HEEL

Double Irish (version 1) - &1&2&3&4 or a1 a2 a3 a4 - shuffle ball change, shuffle HOP step

Irish Flap - a1&a2 - shuffle HOP flap

Double Maxie Ford - &1&2&3 or a1e&a2 - flap SHUFFLE STEP toe

Double Waltz Clog - &1&2&3 or a1e&a2 - flap SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE

Alexander (Broadway, Shirley Temple) - &1&2&3&4 or a1 a2 a3 a4 - flap HEEL heel SPANK heel TOE heel

Back Essence - &1&2 or a1 a2 - spank step (cross behind) STEP (out) step


Flap Heel Heel - &1&2 or a1 a2 - brush step HEEL heel

Bombershay Modern (Bombershe, Toe Clip)- 1&a - step SPANK DIG

Drawback - &a1 - spank HEEL step

Pullback (Pull, Grab Off, Pick-Up) - a1 - jump backwards and as your feet leave the floor they both do a “spank” (brush back) at the same time then both feet land on the balls of the feet at the same time


Scuffle (Dig brush, Dig Spank, Paddle) - &1 or a1 - dig spank

Scuffle Step (Paddles, Dig brush Step) - 1&a - dig spank step

Scuffle Step Heel (Dig Brush Toe Heel, Paddle and Roll, Paradiddle - 1&2& or 1e&a - dig spank step heel

Scuffle Ball Change - &1&2 or 1e&a - dig spank step STEP


Buck Single Time Step - 8 1 2&3&4 5 6&7& or 8 1 2 a3 a4  5 6a7 a - stomp (some people add a spank after the stomp) HOP step FLAP step

Traditional Single Time Step - 8&1 2&3&4&5 6&7& or 8 a1 2 a3 a4  a5 6a7 a - shuffle HOP step FLAP step


Buffalo Turn - 1&a2 - (cross foot in front) step SHUFFLE STEP (turning)

Step Irish Turn - 1e&a2 - step SHUFFLE hop STEP (turning)

Step Toe Hop Turn - 1&a2&a - step TOE hop STEP toeHOP (turning)


In and Out Pullback (Jumping Jack Pullback) - a1 a2 - start feet apart, pull both feet into the air and land feet together, pull into the air and land feet apart

Toe Stand - 1 - "jump" up to the tip of your toes and balance on them

Slap - a1 - brush touch


OPTIONAL STEPS

Bombershay Broadway (Bombershe) - a1 2 - spank stamp, STEP/twist and lift right toe

Clicks (Toe & Heel) - 1 - click either the toe taps or heel taps together

Crossing Pullback - a1 - pull both feet into the air and land so that one foot is crossed in front of the other

Heel Stand Turn - 1 - jump onto the back edges of your heels while turning

Jump Click - 1 - propel yourself into the air and click either the toe taps, heel taps, or both toe and heel taps together

Leap Heel - 1 2 or 1&  - push off of one foot and into the air and land on the ball of the other foot, heel

Smack - 1 - step on the ball of the foot with a straight leg (can also be done without weight

Slam - 1 - jump-out with straight legs and barely go into the air (it's more like a scoot back on your toes)

Travel Step - 1&a - step out to the side, SPANK, STEP IN


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LEVEL 3 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Shuffle Step Heel - &1&2 or e&a1 - brush spank step heel

Double Shuffle - 1&a2 - brush spank brush spank

Double Irish (version 2) - &a1&a2 - shuffle (front) HOP shuffle step

Alternating Cramp Roll (Around the World Cramp Roll, Trading Cramp Roll) - 1&a2 - step STEP HEEL heel


Pendulum Shuffle - a1 a2 - brush to the front then spank in front of the standing foot, then brush back out to the front and then spank diagonally back to the side

Double Scuffle - 1&a2 - dig spank dig spank

Double Scuffle Step Heel - 1e&a2e or 1&a2&a - dig spank dig spank step heel

Double Back Essence - a1&a2 - spank step (cross behind) FLAP step


Traditional Double Time Step - 8&1&2&3&4&5&6&7& or 8 a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 a6 a7 a - shuffle HOP flap FLAP step

Traditional Triple Time Step - 8&1&a2&3&4&5&a6&7& or 8 a1&a2 a3 a4 a5&a6 a7 a- shuffle HOP shuffle step FLAP step

Buck Double Time Step - 8 1&2&3&4 5&6&7& or 8 1 a2 a3 a4 5 a6 a7 a- stomp (some people add a spank after the stomp) HOP flap FLAP step

Buck Triple Time Step - 8 1&a2&3&4 5&a6&7& or 8 1&a2 a3 a4 5&a6 a7 a - stomp (some people add a spank after the stomp) HOP shuffle step FLAP step


Cincinnati - &1&2&3 0r &a1&a2 - spank HEEL shuffle HEEL step

Single Pullback (One-Foot Pullback) - a1 - start on one foot, push off the floor into the air and as your foot leaves the floor do a spank then land on the ball of the foot

Trenches (Hoofer & Broadway Style) - 1 - step on one foot while the other slides backwards coming off the floor at the end of the slide


Riff - a1 - (this is taught many different ways) touch dig or touch scuff or brush scuff

3-Beat Riff Walk (Slam, Flam, Slurp, Third) - &a1 - touch dig toe or brush dig toe

4-Beat Riff Walk - a1 a2 - touch scuff dig toe or brush scuff dig toe

5-Beat Riff Walk - a1&a2 - touch scuff HEEL dig toe or brush scuff HEEL dig toe


Maxie Ford Turn - 1e&a2 - step SHUFFLE STEP toe (turning)

Stamp Cramp Roll Turn - 1 2&a3 - stamp STEP step heel HEEL (turning)


Double Pullback - 1&a2 or &a*1 - pull PULL step STEP

Wing - &a1 - start 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


OPTIONAL STEPS

Boomerang  - 1&2& or 1e&a - stamp STEP spank step

Double Flap - 1&a2 or &a*1 - brush step BRUSH STEP (done in rapid succession)

Scuff Dig Ball Change - &1&2 - scuff dig STEP step

Single Heel Stand - 1 - jump up onto the back edge of one heel tap

Skipping Pullback - &a1 - single pullback STEP

Step Heel Heel - 1&a - step HEEL heel


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LEVEL 4 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Triple Cramp Roll (Shuffle cramp Roll) - &a1&a2 or a1e&a2 - shuffle step STEP heel HEEL

Irish Pullback - a1&a2 - shuffle SINGLE-PULLBACK step

Double Toe Stand - 1&a2 or &a*1 - toe TOE step STEP

Toe Stand Turn - 1 - "jump" up to the tip of your toes and balance on them (turning)

Nerve Taps - 1 - vibrate either your toe or heel tap against the floor rapidly


Switching Pullback (Swapping, Alternating Pullback) - a1 - start on one foot, push off the floor into the air and as your foot leaves the floor do a spank then land on the ball of the other foot


Maxie Ford Pullback - 1e&a*2 - step SHUFFLE switching-pullback toe

Double Maxie Ford Pullback - a1e&a*2 - flap SHUFFLE switching-pullback toe

Shuffle Pullback Ball Change - a1&a2 or e&a*1 - brush spank SWITCHING-PULLBACK STEP

Waltz Clog Pullback - 1e&a*2 - step SHUFFLE switching-pullback step  

Double Waltz Clog Pullback - a1e&a*2 - flap SHUFFLE switching-pullback step

Shuffle Pullback - e&a1 - brush spank SWITCHING-PULLBACK


Over The Top - 1 2 - step KICK LEG INTO THE AIR, jump over the airborne leg and land on the original stepping foot

Shim Sham - 3 Sets of [8&1 2&3 4&5&6&7] 8 1 2& &4 5 6 7 - 3 sets of [stomp spank step, STOMP SPANK STEP, stomp spank step STEP, stomp spank step], STAMP step hop step HOP STEP, STAMP stamp slide feet in


Step Riff Heel (Hop Riff Heel, Leap Riff Heel) - 1&a2 or &a*1 - step TOUCH DIG heel or step BRUSH SCUFF heel

Heel

6-Beat Riff Walk - &a1&a2 - touch scuff HEEL dig toe heel or brush scuff HEEL dig toe

7-Beat Riff Walk - &a1e&a2 - touch scuff HEEL dig toe HEEL heel or brush scuff HEEL dig toe HEEL heel

8-100 Beat Riff Walk - e&a1e&a2 - touch scuff HEEL dig toe heel HEEL heel or brush scuff HEEL dig toe heel HEEL heel, for riff walks higher than 8 - start with a riff and then add X number of sounds to get a X-beat riff walk


Riffle - &a1 - touch dig spank or brush dig spank

Riffle Step - e&a1 - touch dig spank step or brush dig spank step

Hines Riff (Split Riff) - &a**1 - touch scuff PULL dig STEP or brush scuff PULL dig STEP


Stamp Step Riff Heel Turn - 1 2&a3 or 1 &a*2 - stamp STEP touch scuff HEEL or stamp STEP brush scuff HEEL

Stamp Step Toe Heel Turn - 1 2&3 - stamp STEP toe HEEL (turning)

Paddle Turn - 1&a - spank step STEP (turning)


Traditional Quadruple Time Step - 8&1e&a2&3&4&5e&a6&7& or 8 a1e&a2 a3 a4 a5e&a6 a7 a - shuffle HOP shuffle step heel FLAP step

Buck Quadruple Time Step - 8 1e&a2&3&4 5e&a6&7 or 8 1&ea2 a3 a4 5e&a6 a7 a& - stomp (some people add a spank after the stomp) HOP shuffle step heel FLAP step

Single Traveling Time Step - 8&1&2&3&4 5 6&7& - shuffle step SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE BALL CHANGE hop STEP shuffle step (some people start it with the hop)

Double Traveling Time Step - 8&1&2&3&4 5&6&7& - shuffle step SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE BALL CHANGE hop FLAP shuffle step (some people start it with the hop)

Triple Traveling Time Step - 8&1&2&3&4 5&a6&7& - shuffle step SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE BALL CHANGE hop SHUFFLE STEP shuffle step (some people start it with the hop)

Quadruple Traveling Time Step - 8&1&2&3&4 5e&a6&7& - shuffle step SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE BALL CHANGE hop SHUFFLE STEP HEEL shuffle step (some people start it with the hop)


Crossing Wing - &a1 - start 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 crossed

Single Wing (One Foot Wing) - &a1 - start on the ball of one foot, scrape your foot outwards and into the air, then spank it in and land on the ball of the foot


OPTIONAL STEPS

Backwards Cramp Roll - 1&a2 - dig DIG toe TOE

Cramprolet - 1&a - jump heel HEEL

Cramp Roll Time Step - 8 1 2&a3 a - stomp HOP cramp roll step

Criss Cross Cramp Roll - 1&a2 - step DIG heel TOE

Dig Slide  - 1 - run or push off of one leg and allow your feet to glide along the floor without leaving the floor and the front foot should have the back edge of the heel touching the floor during the glide

Flap Step Ball Change - &a1 & 2 - brush step STEP step STEP

Heel Grind Time Step - 8&a1&2&3 4&a5&6&7, 8&a1&2&3&4&5&6&7 - hop SHUFFLE STEP dig STEP spank step, hop SHUFFLE STEP dig STEP spank step, hop SHUFFLE STEP dig STEP spank step, shuffle ball change flap ball change

Hop Scuffle - 1&a - hop DIG SPANK

Maxie Ford Clunk - 1e&a2 - step SHUFFLE STEP clunk (clunk crosses in back)

Penguin - &a1 - brush spank dig (put your weight on the dig)

Scap - &1 or a1 - scuff step

Scuff Dig Toe - &a1 - scuff dig toe

Scuffle Dig Toe - e&a1 - dig spank dig toe

Scuffle Step Turn - 1&a2&a - dig spank step DIG SPANK STEP (turning)

Single Heel Stand Turn - 1 - jump up onto the back edge of one heel tap (turning)

Single Toe Stand (One Foot Toe Stand) - 1 - "jump" up to the tip toe of one foot and balance on it

Single Toe Stand Turn - 1 - "jump" up to the tip toe of one foot and balance on it (turning)

Spank Toe Step - &a1 - spank toe step

Spots - &1&2 - spank HOP toe step

Stamp Roll - 1&a2 - stamp STEP heel HEEL


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LEVEL 5 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Shuffle Dig Toe - e&a1 or a1 a2 - brush spank dig toe

Shuffle Toe Step - &1&2 or e&a1 - brush spank toe step

Riffle Step Heel - a1&a2 or e&a*1 - touch dig spank step heel or brush dig spank step heel


Double Buffalo Toe - a1e&a2 - (cross foot in front) flap SHUFFLE TOE STEP

Double Flap Cramp Roll - a1e&a2 - flap FLAP heel HEEL

Triple Double Cramp Roll - &a1e&a2 - shuffle step FLAP heel HEEL

Irish Pullback Flap - a1e&a2 - shuffle SINGLE-PULLBACK flap

Irish Pullback Flap Heel - &a1e&a2 - shuffle SINGLE-PULLBACK flap heel

Maxie Ford Toe - 1e&a*2 - step SHUFFLE TOE STEP toe (last toe crosses in back)

Double Maxie Ford Toe - a1e&a*2 - flap SHUFFLE TOE STEP toe

Buffalo Pullback - 1e&a2 - (cross foot in front) step (leap) SHUFFLE switching pullback


Double Heel Stand - 1&a2 or &a*1 - dig DIG step STEP (group sounds tightly together)

Shiggy Bop (Shovel, Heel Slide) - &a1 - with your weight on one foot scuff that foot forward, dig, STEP


Crossing Drawback - &a1 - spank HEEL step (cross over the left foot)

Double Drawback - &1&2 or a1 a2 - spank HEEL flap

Triple Drawback - a1&a2 - spank HEEL shuffle step

Scuff Heel Step - &a1 - scuff HEEL step


Switching Pullback Toe - &a1 - start on one foot, push off the floor into the air and as your foot leaves the floor do a spank then STEP on the other foot, toe

Treadmill - &a1 - brush SWITCHING-PULLBACK

Pullback Toe - &a1 - pull both feet into the air, hit both toes at the same time, land on both feet at the same time


Dwing - 1e& - dig/WING

Swing - 1e& - step/WING

Twing - 1e& - step/WING

Single Wing Toe - e&a1 - start on the ball of one foot, scrape your foot outwards and into the air, then spank it in and land on the ball of the foot, TOE

Double Wing (Separated, Staggered, Alternating) - &a***1 - start on the balls of the feet with feet together, scrape both feet outwards and into the air - one before the other, then spank both feet inwards - one before the other, then land on the balls of the feet - one before the other

Switching Wing - &a1 - start on the ball of one foot, scrape your foot outwards and into the air, then spank it in and land on the ball of the other foot


Traveling Pendulum Shuffle - &a1&a2 - brush spank TOE brush spank HEEL

Shuffle Flap - &1&2 or e&a1 - brush spank brush step

Shuffle Toe Toe Step - a1&a2 - brush spank toe TOE step


OPTIONAL STEPS

Alexander Clunk - &1&2&3&4 or a1 a2 a3 a4 - flap HEEL heel SPANK heel CLUNK heel

Backwards Wing - &a1 - start on the balls of the feet with feet apart, scrape both feet inwards and into the air allowing one foot to cross in front of the other, then brush both feet outwards at the same time and land on the balls of the feet with your feet apart

Click Buffalo - 1e&a2 - (cross foot in front) step (leap) SHUFFLE click-left-toe-tap-to-right-heel-tap STEP

Double Cincinnati - &1&2&a3 or &a1e&a2 - spank HEEL shuffle HEEL flap

Drawback Heel - &1&2 - spank HEEL step heel

Dub Dub Dig Toe - 1&2& - dig TOE dig toe

Heelo - 1&a - heel HEEL toe/STEP (traveling right, toe and STEP are at the same time)

Jordan Pullback - 1e&a2 - pull PULL step heel STEP

Jumper - 1 2&3 - jump-out hop heel STEP (cross behind) (travel to the right)

Lopsided Cramp Roll - 1&a2 - step STEP heel heel

Maddie Mill - 1&a - clunk SWITCHING-PULLBACK

Radiohead - &a1 - scuff SINGLE-TOE-STAND step

Rod Roll - 1&a2 - step STEP HEEL step or step STEP HEEL stamp

Scuffaloeo - 1&a2&a - dig spank step DIG TOE step

Scuffle Toe Slap Heel - &a1&a2 - dig spank TOE brush touch HEEL

Shayberbom - 1&a - step SCUFF SMACK (STEP)

Shoe Shine - a1&a2 - spank toe step SCUFF DIG (hit foot with hand)

Shuffle Ball Change Heel - a1&a2 - brush spank step STEP HEEL

Spat - &a*1 - spank single-toe-stand FLAP

Spear - &a1 - toe HOP HEEL

Spiel - 1&a - dig SPANK toe

Toe Stand Shuffle Step - &a1 - brush spank toe (stand)

Tori - 1&a - jump-together HEEL touch-out-to the-side

Twister - 1&a2 - HOP shuffle step/DIG (do the step and DIG at the same time)


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LEVEL 6 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Shuffle Dig Step Shuffle Toe Step - &1&2&3&4 - brush spank toe STEP brush spank dig STEP

Shuffle Toe Pullback Ball Change - a1e&a2 - brush spank toe SWITCHING-PULLBACK STEP


Double Toe Buffalo - a1e&a*2 - (cross foot in front) flap SHUFFLE TOE toe STEP

Double Buffalo Toe Pullback - a1e&a*2 - (cross foot in front ) flap SHUFFLE TOE

Riffle Cramp Roll - &a1e&a2 - riffle step STEP heel HEEL

Irish Shiggy Bop (Irish Shovel) - a1&a2 - shuffle SCUFF DIG step

Irish Wing - a1e&a2 - shuffle SINGLE-WING step

Double Maxie Ford Toe Pullback - a1e&a**2 - flap SHUFFLE TOE switching-pullback toe

Double Toe Maxie Ford - a1e&a**2 - flap SHUFFLE TOE toe STEP toe

Double Waltz Clog Toe Pullback - a1e&a**2 - flap SHUFFLE TOE switching-pullback step


Hop Riffle - 1e&a - hop RIFF SPANK

Pendulum Riffle - &a1&a2 - touch (or brush) dig spank (cross other foot), touch (or brush) dig spank (uncross)

Riffle Dig Toe - a1&a2 or e&a*1 - touch dig spank dig toe or brush dig spank dig toe

Bombershay Toe - 1e&a - step SPANK DIG TOE


Shuffle Pullback Heel - e&a*1 - brush spank SWITCHING-PULLBACK heel

Flam - *1 - do a step followed by a heel with hardly any space between them

Hoofer’s Shuffle - &a1 - hit the outside of the ball tap, straighten the leg for a split second and let the ball tap brush a tiny bit to the side, tap the ball tap in place or slightly to the other side

Shuffle Heel Step - e&a1 - brush spank HEEL step


Double Pullback Toe - 1e&a*2 or &a***1 - pull PULL toe TOE step STEP

Switching Pullback Flap - &a1 - start on one foot, push off the floor into the air and as your foot leaves the floor do a spank then FLAP on the other foot


Single Wing Heel Toe - 1e&a2 - start on the ball of one foot, scrape your foot outwards and into the air, then spank it in and land on the ball of the foot, heel, TOE

Switching Wing Toe - &a*1 - start on the ball of one foot, scrape your foot outwards and into the air, then spank it in and land on the ball of the other foot, toe

Wing Toe - &a*1 - start 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, hit the toes of both feet and land on the balls of the feet with your feet together

Same Side Wing - &a1 - start on the balls of the feet with feet together, scrape both feet outwards and into the air towards one side, then spank both feet inwards at the same time and land on the balls of the feet with your feet together


OPTIONAL STEPS

Annalisa's 8-beat Riff Walk - e&a1e&a2 - touch scuff HEEL dig toe SPANK STEP stamp or brush scuff HEEL dig toe SPANK STEP stamp

Bam Bam - &a1 - stamp SCUFF jump-out

Blur - 1&a2&a3 - step SHUFFLE STEP scuff dig toe

Clapull - &a1 - pull both feet into the air, clap, land both feet on the floor at the same time

Clunker - 1&a2&a - clunk HEEL TOE smack (step) HEEL heel

Ditto - 1&2&3& - dig TOE spank TOE dig toe

Dodo - 1 2 - HOP/toe (both at the same time), HEEL/toe (both at the same time)

Drawbershay - 1e&a - step SPANK heel DIG

Farmer - 1 a2 - heel stand, spank STAMP

Flabbergast - a1&a2 - brush step DIG heel STEP

Hit - 1 - HEEL/step (at the same time)

Jackhammer - &1&2 - spank stamp SPANK DIG

Jimmy - &a1 & 2 - scuff dig CHUG/drag-right-dig-out-to-side step STEP

Jinnyshay - a1e&a2e - spank step SPANK DIG stamp SPANK DIG

Megamines Cramp Roll - &a1e&a2 - riff HEEL dig DIG toe TOE

Nicaela Quick - a1e&a2 - spank TOE touch dig toe STAMP

Rise - 1e&a*2 - pull toe step FLAP stamp

Scopper - 1e&a2 - dig spank DIG step STEP

Scout - 1&a2 - scuffle scuff jump-out

Scuffit - 1e&a - dig spank scuff step

Scuffout - 1&a2&a3 - dig spank HEEL scuff HEEL TOE smack (step)

Shay Roll - a1&a2 - spank dig HEEL toe TOE

Shuffle Heel Step Heel - a1&a2 - brush spank HEEL step heel  

Shunk - &a1 - brush spank clunk/STEP (do the clunk and step at the same time)

Skunk - &a*1 - scuff, hit the inside of the toe tap, hit the inside of the heel tap, HEEL

Spackle - 1e&a2 - spank toe DIG TOE smack (step)

Squiggly Wiggly - 1e&a*2 - dig spank toe DIG step STEP

Steel - 1e&a2 - dig spank scuff dig toe

Stephunky - 1&a2 & - step SPANK heel TOE toe

Sugar Bop - a1&a2 - spank dig (turn foot inward) TOE toe (turn outward) STEP

Swiffle (Tessa Backdraw) - 1&2&3& - spank HEEL toe HEEL step heel

Toto - 1&a2&a3 - toe SINGLE-PULLBACK toe HOP HEEL smack (step)

Tucker - 1e&a2 - step SHUFFLE pull jump


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LEVEL 7 (essential steps in teaching order, optional in alphabetical)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Hop Shuffle Hop Scuffle Hop Riffle Hop Stomp Spank - 1&a2&a3e&a4&a - hop RIFF SPANK hop DIG SPANK hop BRUSH SPANK hop STOMP SPANK

Step Riff Brush Heel - 1e&a2 - step TOUCH DIG BRUSH heel or step BRUSH DIG BRUSH heel

Toe Dig Bombershay - 1&a2&a - toe SPANK DIG dig SPANK DIG

Drawback Flam - &a*1 - spank HEEL flam


Switching Pullback Flap Heel Toe - &a**1 - start on one foot, push off the floor into the air and as your foot leaves the floor do a spank then FLAP HEEL on the other foot, toe

Treadmill Heel - e&a1 - brush SWITCHING-PULLBACK heel


Buffalo Wing - 1e&a*2 - (cross foot in front) step (leap) SHUFFLE switching wing

Maxie Ford Wing - 1e&a**2 - step SHUFFLE switching-wing STEP toe (toe crosses in back)

Double Waltz Clog Wing - a1e&a**2 - flap SHUFFLE switching-wing step

Frap - &a1 - touch (brush if traveling) dig (scuff if traveling) step

Frap Cramp Roll (NOT flap) - a&1&a2 - frap (riff step) STEP heel HEEL


Scuffle Pullback - e&a1 - dig spank SWITCHING-PULLBACK

Buffalo Scuffle - 1e&a*2 - (cross foot in front) step (leap) SHUFFLE scuffle STEP

switching pullback

Irish Pullback Heel Flap Heel - &a1e&a*2 - shuffle SINGLE-PULLBACK HEEL flap heel

Single Pullback Toe - &a1 - pull toe step

Irish Pullback Toe Flap - &a1e&a2 - shuffle SINGLE-PULLBACK-TOE flap

Hot Toe - 1e&a***2 - step SHUFFLE TOE scuffle STEP toe (last toe crosses in back)

Waltz Clog Scuffle - 1e&a**2 - step SHUFFLE scuffle STEP step


Scuff Front - a1 - scuff both feet at the same time then land on the balls of both feet at the same time

Double Scuff Front - 1e&a or &a*1 - scuff SCUFF step STEP

Frapback - &1&a2 - spank HEEL frap

Cincinnati Flam - &1&2&3 or &a1&a2 - spank HEEL shuffle HEEL flam


Joe Toe Pull - 1e&a*2 - pull PULL toe step heel STEP

Pullback Dig Toe - &a1 - pull both feet into the air, land on the back edge of both heels at the same time, drop both toes at the same time

3 Sound Pullback - &a1 - pull both feet into the air, tap your toe taps on the floor while in the air, land on the balls of the feet

Pullback Shuffle Step - 1&a2 - pull both feet into the air, shuffle both feet at the the same time while in the air, land on both feet at the same time


Single Pullback Opposite Toe - &a1 - pull TOE step

Switching Toe Pullback - &a1 - start on one foot, push off the floor into the air and as your foot leaves the floor do a spank, toe, then STEP on the other foot


Pendulum Wing - &a1 - BRUSH single-wing, SPANK single-wing

Scissor Wing - &a1 - start on the balls of the feet with one foot in front of the other, scrape the front foot backwards and into the air while at the same time scraping the back foot forwards and into the air, then spank the foot in front and brush the foot in back at the same time and land where you started

Five Count Wing - 1e&a2 - start on the balls of the feet, scrape your feet outwards and into the air, then spank them in, then brush them out again, then spank them in again, then land on the balls of the feet

Five Count Single Wing - BONUS STEP - 1e&a2 - scrape the outer edge of one ball tap outwards and into the air, then spank it in, then brush it out again, then spank it in again, then land on the ball of the foot


Heel Flam - 1 - drop one heel just slightly before the other

Jump Flam - 1 - propel yourself into the air and land so that the ball of one foot hits the floor just slightly before the other foot


OPTIONAL STEPS

Baloney - 1e&a2 - pull PULL step heel TOE

Brittanyshay - 1e&a2 - step SPANK TOE step DIG

Broken Riff - 1e&a**2 - riffle HEEL hit-outside-of-toe-tap hit-outside-of-heel-tap HEEL

Clickety Clank - 1&a2&a3 - step SHUFFLE click STEP HEEL clunk

Click Pullback- BONUS STEP - - &a1 - pull both feet into the air, click the inside of each foot together, land both feet on the floor at the same time

Click Wing - &a*1 - start 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 click them together in the air, then land on the balls of the feet with your feet apart

Drawman - &a1 - spank HEEL step/TOE (at the same time)

Faluffalo - BONUS STEP - a1e&a**2 - (cross foot in front) flap SHUFFLE single-pullback-end-with-a-flap FLAP

Maddalo - BONUS STEP - 1e&a*2 - (cross foot in front) step SHUFFLE pullback-to-toe STEP

Riff Raff - 1e&*2&a*3 - HEEL riffle HEEL riff TOE step

Rooster - &a**1&2 - hoofer’s shuffle HOP HEEL step heel

Rorymeister - 1&a2&a - stamp TOE TOE toe step STEP

Ruffle - 1e&a**2 - touch dig spank toe STEP HEEL smack (step) or brush dig spank toe STEP HEEL smack (step)

Sh-sh-sh-shuffle - BONUS STEP - 1e&a2e&a3 - STEP shuffle (as you shuffle push off the left foot into the air) shuffle shuffle (while in the air - yeah I know) step STEP

Sloppy Joe - 1&a2&a3 - dig DIG spank TOE dig toe STAMP

Teeler - BONUS STEP - 1e&a***2 - pull PULL toe TOE dig DIG step STEP

Toe Stand Wing - &a1 - start on your toes with feet together, scrape both toes outwards and into the air, then spank both toes inwards at the same time, then land on your toes with your feet together

Toro - 1&2 - stomp scuff smack (step)


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NOTES

This tap dance syllabus is designed to give you a rough idea of what level each of these steps can be taught at. Like any syllabus, it is flexible. Some classes move very quickly and others more slowly. Also, I doubt anyone will get to each step in every level. I know I certainly don't. I try to hit the important ones and the rest are optional if I get around to them.

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