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

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

B

BACK ESSENCE - &1&2 or a1 a2 - spank step (cross behind) STEP step

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

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

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

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

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

     Drawbershay - 1e&a - step SPANK heel DIG

     Jackhammer - &1&2 - spank stamp SPANK DIG

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

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

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

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

BROADWAY (see Alexander) - &1&2&3&4 or a1 a2 a3 a4 - flap HEEL heel SPANK heel TOE heel

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

     Brush Back (See Spank) - 1 - swing foot back hitting only the ball tap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     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

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COMPLETE DICTIONARY | TOP 100 DICTIONARY | SYLLABUS

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

CINCINNATI - &1&2&3 or &a1&a2 - spank HEEL shuffle HEEL step

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

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

CLICK (TOE & HEEL) - 1 - hit the inside of the toe or heel taps together

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

    Jump Click - 1 - click either the toe taps together or the heel taps together or both together

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

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

CRAMP ROLL - 1&a2 - step STEP heel HEEL

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

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

     Cramprolet - 1&a - jump heel HEEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Stamp Roll - 1&a2 - stamp STEP heel HEEL

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

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

D

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

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

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

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

     Farmer - 1 a2 - heel stand, spank STAMP

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

DIG TOE (Heel Toe) - 1& - dig toe

DIG TOE STEP HEEL (Heel Toe Toe Heel) - 1&2& - dig toe STEP HEEL


DOUBLE.... - Looking for a double something? Find the root step and look below it (for double irish, find irish and look below it)


DRAWBACK - &a1 - spank HEEL step

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

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

     Drawback Flam - &a1 - spank HEEL flam     

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

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

     Frapback - &1&a2 - spank HEEL frap

     Spiel - 1&a - dig SPANK toe

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

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

     Triple Drawback - a1&a2 - spank HEEL shuffle step

F

FLAP - &1 or a1 - brush step

     Double Flap - 1&a2 or &a1 - brush step BRUSH STEP (done in rapid succession)

     Flabbergast - a1&a2 - brush step DIG heel STEP

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

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

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

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

     Flap Heel Turn - &1 2 &3 4 or &a1&a2 - brush step heel (turning)

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

     Scap - &1 or a1 - scuff step

G

GRAB OFF (see Pullbacks) - a1 - jump backwards and "spank" (hit the balls of the feet as your foot travels backwards) both your feet as they leave the floor then land on the balls of both feet

H

HEEL - 1 - hit your heel against the floor

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

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

HEEL STAND - 1 - jump onto the back edges of your heels and balance

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

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

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

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

     Hop Riffle - 1e&a - hop RIFF SPANK

     Hop Scuffle - 1&a - hop DIG SPANK

     Hop Shuffle - 1&a - hop BRUSH SPANK

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

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

I

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

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

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

     Irish Flap - a1&a2 - shuffle HOP flap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

J

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

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

     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

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


L

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

     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

M

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

     Double Maxie Ford - &1&2&3 or a1e&a2 or a1 a2 a3 - flap SHUFFLE STEP toe

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

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

     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

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

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

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

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

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

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

N

NERVE TAPS - 1 - vibrate either your toe or heel tap against the floor rapidly

O

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

P

PADDLES (see Scuffle Step) - 1&a - dig spank step

PADDLE AND ROLL (see Scuffle Step Heel) - 1e&a - dig spank step heel

PADDLE TURN - &a1 - spank step STEP (turning)

PARADIDDLE (see Scuffle Step Heel) - 1e&a - dig spank step heel

PULLBACK (Pull, Grab-Off, Pick-Up-which I consider a different step) - a1 - jump backwards and as your feet leave the floor they both do a spank at the same time then both feet land on the balls of the feet 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

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

     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

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

     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

     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

     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

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

    DOUBLE PULLBACK - 1&a2 or &a*1 - pull PULL step STEP

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

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

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

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

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

     SINGLE PULLABCK (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

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

          Single Pullback Opposite Toe - &a1 - pull TOE step

          Single Pullback Toe - &a1 - pull toe step

          Skipping Pullback - &a1 - single pullback STEP

     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

          Maddie Mill - 1&a - clunk SWITCHING-PULLBACK

          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   

          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

          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

          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

          Treadmill - &a1 - brush SWITCHING-PULLBACK

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

R

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

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

     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 TOE or brush scuff HEEL dig toe HEEL heel TOE, for riff walks higher than 8 - start with a riff and then add X number of sounds to get a X-beat riff walk

     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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     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

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

     Riffle Step Heel - a1&a2 - touch dig spank step heel or brush dig spank step heel

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

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


S

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

     Bam Bam - &a1 - stamp SCUFF jump-out

     Double Scuff Front - 1e&2 or &a*1 - scuff SCUFF step STEP

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

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

     Scuff Dig Toe - &a1 - scuff dig toe       

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

     Scuff Heel Step - &a1 - scuff HEEL step

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

     Skunk - e&a1 or &a*1 - scuff, hit the inside of the toe tap, hit the inside of the heel tap, HEEL

     Steel - 1e&a2 or a1&a2 - dig spank scuff dig toe

SCUFFLE (Dig Brush, Dig Spank, Paddle) - &1 or a1 - dig spank

     Double Scuffle - 1e&a2 - dig spank dig spank

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

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

     Scout - 1&a2 - scuffle scuff jump-out

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Scuffit - 1e&a - dig spank scuff step

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

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

SHIM SHAM - [8&1 2&3 4&5&6&&7]3 times, 8 1 2& &4 5 6 7 - [stomp spank step. STOMP SPANKS STEP, stomp spank step STEP, stomp spank step]3 times, stamp STEP HOP STEP, hop step, stamp STAMP slide feet in

SHIRLEY TEMPLE (see Alexander) - &1&2&3&4 or a1 a2 a3 a4 - flap HEEL heel SPANK heel TOE heel

SHUFFLE - &1 or a1 - brush spank  

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

     Double Shuffle - 1&a2 - brush spank brush spank

     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

     Hop Shuffle - 1&a - hop SHUFFLE

     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

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

     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

     Shuffle Heel - &a1 - brush spank HEEL

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

     SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE - &1&2 or a1 a2 - brush spank step STEP

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Shuffle Dig Toe - &1&2 or e&a1 - brush spank dig toe

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

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

          Shuffle Heel Step Heel - a1&a2 or e&a*1 - brush spank HEEL step heel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Tucker - 1e&a2 - step SHUFFLE pull jump


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

SLAP - a1 - brush touch

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

     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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Spots - &1&2 - spank HOP toe step

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

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

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

          Paddle Turn - &a1 - spank step STEP (turning)

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

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

          Spank Toe Step - &a1 - spank toe step

STAMP - 1 - put your foot down flat against the floor with your weight on it

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

STEP (Leap) - 1 - lift the foot and 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)  

     Hit - 1 - HEEL/step

STEP HEEL - 1& - step heel

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

     Step Heel Heel - 1&a - step HEEL heel

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

STEP TOE HOP TURN - 1&a2&a - step TOE hop STEP toe HOP (turning -2 sets per rotation)

STOMP - 1 - lift the foot and place it flat against the floor with NO weight on it

     Toro - &a1 - stomp scuff smack (step)

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TIME STEPS

     BUCK SINGLE TIME STEP - 8 1 2&3&4 5 6&7& or 8 1 2 a3 a4 5 6 a7 a  - stomp (some people add a spank after the stomp) HOP 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

          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

     CRAMP ROLL TIME STEP - 8 1 2&a3 a - stomp HOP cramp roll 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

     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)

     TRADITIONAL SINGLE TIME STEP - 8&1 2&3&4&5 6&7& or 8 a1 2 a3 a4 a5 6 a7 a - shuffle HOP step 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

          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


TOE [flat] - 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 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

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

TOE (TIP) - 1 - lift the foot all the way off the floor and hit the very front edge of the toe on the floor

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

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

     Spear - &a1 - toe HOP HEEL

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

TOE STAND - 1 - "jump" up to the tip of your toes and balance on them

     Double Toe Stand - 1&a2 - toe TOE step STEP

     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)

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

TOUCH - 1 - lift the foot and place the ball of the foot on the floor with NO weight on it

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

TRENCHES [Hoofer & Broadway Style] - 1 - step on one foot while the other slides backwards coming off the floor at the end of the slide

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WALTZ CLOG - 1&2&3 or 1e&a2 or 1 a2 a3 - step SHUFFLE BALL CHANGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

     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 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

     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

     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

     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

     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

     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

     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

     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

     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

          Dwing - 1e& - dig/WING

          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

          Single Wing Heel Toe - 1e&a2 or &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 foot, heel, TOE

          Single 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 foot, TOE

          Swing - 1e& - step/WING

          Twing - 1e& - toe/WING

     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

          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


THIS is why you don’t lean forward for a pullback (pick-up, grab-off)


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