BONUS STEP OF THE MONTH

If you studio hasn’t already opened, it will any minute!  I know how stressful yet exciting that can be.  I’m posting a “Bonus” step of the month as a salute to all the studio owners and teachers who work so hard to be their best for their students.

Have a wonderful dance year!   And remember,  when you do something well, finish a big project or reach a goal…..reward yourself!  (even if it’s just a new pair of socks!)

 DOUBLE PARADIDDLE – TOUCH-HEEL SYSTEM

There are many “families” of Paradiddles!

The SINGLE PARADIDDLE is always:

1  HEEL DIG R

2  SPANK R

3  STEP R

4  HEEL DROP R

REVERSE

other possible rhythm patterns include: 1&2&, 1&a2, 1e&a

This form of the DOUBLE PARADIDDLE refers to “doubling” the amount of sounds made by the single:

1  HEEL DIG R

2  SPANK R

3  BALL TOUCH R NEXT TO L

4  DROP L HEEL

5  HEEL DIG R

6  SPANK R

7  STEP R

8  HEEL DROP R

REVERSE

other possible rhythm patterns include: 1&2&3&4&, 1&a2 3&a4, 1e&a2e&a

FUN FACT!

Paradiddles get their name from a drumming pattern which is part of the Drumming Rudiments. Many tappers still refer to them as Paddle and Rolls.

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