Good 'ol Al gave me a great foundation because his exercises built logically from one to the next in terms of the skills needed. His exercises encourage clean footwork and a good foundation and understanding of basic rhythms.
So that is what I think is good about him. Although we kinda hated his voice on the records or made fun of it a bit when we were kids, his singing the rhythms along with the taps helped me to understand the rhythms and learn the importance of understanding the rhythm before trying to put it out my feet. His graded records also ensured that I knew the names of all of the steps, which I feel is important in tap, just like in ballet.
Here are the not-so-good parts about Al Gilbert -- his work is very based on "steps". Tap dance is so much more than just separate steps -- intermediate to advanced tappers should be working on how steps fit together at varying tempi and feel.
In addition, I don't recall Al's work really utilizing syncopation, which is a more sophisticated way of making rhythm. Also, Al's work tends to be focused on tapping from the ankles With all of the new rhythm tappers of the now generation, there are plenty of "trick" steps that are not nearly covered in Al's graded records. I do not teach off the Al Gilbert syllabus, or use his music, but I do admit that my teaching is a blend of all the things that I learned, which does include Al Gilbert.
I take what I think is helpful, and translate-able to now, and use it in my warmm-ups. I include the ideas of Brenda Bufalino, Sam Weber, and Jeannie Hill as well, but if Al's methods get the job done in terms of foundational technique and clean feet, I don't hesitate to use them just because they were developed 40 years ago. So, my suggestion is It will definitely help you to find a good structure. Learn it, then combine it with your own style and your own rhythmic combinations.
And use your own music. Happy tapping! To "mix" it up a little, we do the barre every other week so the kids don't get bored and do a "free style" warmup in the center. It really helps them learn the fundamentals. Founded in , Dance. Learn more. Reach dancers, teachers, choreographers, studio owners, dance moms, and everyone passionate in dance through Dance. Advertise now.
Profile PM Login. I left a post yesterday about Al Gilberts Tap Technique. I only use the pre school CD. I use the Preschool cd for my prek classes. I use his warm ups for my baby classes yrs , and I have a ballet CD too that has really cute, short length dance songs for recitals and such.
We have always used al Gilbert at the barre. I am a big Al Gilbert fan. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Al Gilbert Tap Technique! This is a 3-disc product Disc 1 contains music with vocal instruction by Al Gilbert Disc 2 contains instrumental tracks without vocal instruction Disc 3 is the companion data disc that includes technique notes as a pdf file. Simply insert into your CD-Rom to view or print.
Also on the companion disc, you'll find all tracks as iTunes files. Simply drag and drop files into your iTunes library. Need some help? For Use On. Chamfer Type.
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