Brenda Bufalino's Tap Intensive Part 1, "Vernacular" Foundations of Tap
Brenda Bufalino's Tap Intensive Part 1 - "Vernacular" Foundations of Tap
Taught by Brenda Bufalino
Tap Level: Mixed Levels
Vernacular Movement and the Time Step with Variations (1) Dancing the Swing and Charleston without taps sets the body in motion and fills it with rhythm before metal ever hits the floor. (2) the time step is the most familiar figure in tap dance as well as the most misunderstood. Understanding its rhythm and musical structure becomes a foundation as well as a lasting tool in a tap dancer's vocabulary.
Filmed at Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center, 1995
Recognized throughout the world as a leading exponent and innovator in the tap world, Brenda Bufalino performs, lectures, and teaches master classes and workshops throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, England, France, Israel and Australia. She has appeared as a guest soloist in such prestigious arenas as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Apollo Theater,The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute and the Kennedy Center. Brenda Bufalino is also the author of her memoir, “Tapping The Source, Tap Dance Stories, Theory and Practice,” and the novella, “Song of the Split Elm.” To read more about her, visit: BrendaBufalino.com