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Instructional tap videos

Ray’s Hesselink's instructional videos will help you learn how to tap dance. His style is greatly inspired by the MGM films of the 1930-50’s reminiscent of such tap greats as Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller. Ray is on Faculty at The Juilliard School, Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in NYC.

PREVIEW! PADDLE & ROLL from Tap Basics Volume 1

Tap Basics: Volume 1
Tap Basics: Volume 1
Tap Basics: Volume 1

Tap Basics: Volume 1

Regular price $39.95

Want to learn tap from the very beginning?

Ray Hesselink is a tap teacher in NYC and currently on Faculty at STEPS on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and the Juilliard School.

Tap Basics Volume 1 & 2 will give you all the basic tap steps you need to get started. Two camera angle and clear description on every step will help you get started as a tap dancer.

Tap Basics Volume 1 Steps:

  • Series of Single Sound Tap Steps
  • Shuffles
  • Flaps/Slaps
  • Shuffle Ball Change
  • Paddle and Roll
  • Cramp Roll
  • Tack Annie
  • Back Essence
  • Broadway
  • Waltz Clog
  • 3 and 5 Count Riff
  • Front & Back Irish
  • And a Combination at the End!

Run time: 59:32
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Tap Basics: Volume 2
Tap Basics: Volume 2
Tap Basics: Volume 2
Tap Basics: Volume 2

Tap Basics: Volume 2

Regular price $39.95

Want to learn tap from the very beginning?

Ray Hesselink is a tap teacher in NYC and currently on Faculty at STEPS on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and the Juilliard School.

Tap Basics Volume 1 & 2 will give you all the basic tap steps you need to get started. Two camera angle and clear description on every step will help you get started as a tap dancer.

Tap Basics Volume 2 Steps:

  • Crawl
  • Brush Cramproll
  • Press Cramproll
  • Alternating Cramproll
  • Flap Waltz Clog
  • 7 Count Riff
  • 6 Count Riff
  • 4 Count Riff
  • Scuffle
  • Ray’s Favorite Step
  • Double Shuffle
  • Maxi-Ford
  • Drawbacks
  • Single Time Step
  • Double Time Step
  • Triple Time Step
  • Flap Drawback
  • Cincinnati
  • Heel Shuffles
  • Hop Shuffles
  • Rolling Shuffles
  • Riffles
  • Slurps/Thirds
  • And a Combination in the End!

Run time: 49:30
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Tap Exercises: Beginning to Advanced Beginning
Tap Exercises: Beginning to Advanced Beginning
Tap Exercises: Beginning to Advanced Beginning

Tap Exercises: Beginning to Advanced Beginning

Regular price $39.95

42 different exercises for the Beginning Level student to the Advanced Beginning level student.  Playing with the Basic Steps learned in Tap Basics: Volume 1 & 2 using syncopation and shifting of weight.  These exercises will help clean up your Basics and help you become a better tap dancer!

EXERCISES:

  • Crawl
  • Crawl Exercise
  • Shuffle Step Exercise
  • Flapheel Exercise
  • Scuff-Dig-Toe Exercise
  • Third Exercise
  • Slap Heel Exercise
  • Slap Toe Exercise
  • Scuff-Dig Heel Exercise
  • Scuff-Dig Toe Exercise
  • Flapheel/Slapheel Exercise
  • Running Flap Exercise
  • Paddle Swing/Even Exercise
  • Shuffle & Double Shuffle Touch Exercise
  • 5 Count Riff Backflapheel Paddle Exercise
  • Ray’s Favorite Step Swing/Even Exercise
  • Press Cramproll Slap Exercise
  • Traveling Waltz Clog Exercise
  • Shuffle & Double Shuffle Step Heel Exercise
  • 3/5/7 Count Riff Exercise
  • Dig-Toe Step-Heel Paddle Exercise
  • Side Drawbacks and Touch Exercise
  • Back Essence with Tip/Heel Exercise
  • Slurp/Backflapheel/Paddle/Scuffle Exercise
  • Broadway Swing/Even Exercise
  • 4/5/6/7 Riff Exercise
  • Cramproll Exercise
  • Riffle Exercise
  • Heel Shuffle/Heel Double Shuffle Exercise
  • Riffle Step Touch Exercise
  • Syncopated Scuff-Dig Heel Exercise
  • Broadway/Drawback Exercise
  • Ray’s Favorite Fast Step
  • Irish with Heel Drops Exercise
  • Irish Ball Change Exercise
  • Stomp/Stamp Exercise
  • Diagonal Traveling Exercise
  • 3 Count Riff Exercise
  • Backflapheel and Riff Exercise
  • Latin Rhythm Exercise
  • Flap Drawback Exercise
  • Flap Drawback #2 Exercise
  • Drawback Step Heel Exercise
  • Cincinnati Drawback Exercise
  • Flap Stamp Drill
  • Heel Shuffle Heel Touch Exercise
  • Leap Shuffle Heel Tip Exercise

Run Time: 56:00
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