HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENE KELLY

Here’s one of my favorite of Gene’s pieces done in the movie American in Paris.  I like it because of his interaction with the children, the iconic song but mostly because he does one of my favorite Time Steps.

I’ve posted it before but here’s the Gene Kelly Traveling Time Step.  You see it in the video when he starts to dance at the 2:23 mark.

1  Step R to R

&2   Shuffle L

&3&4  Ball Change LR, LR  (traveling to the R)

&5& Spank L, Heel drop R, Step L (Single Drawback)

6&7  Spank R, Heel drop L, Step R (Single Drawback)

&8  Ball Change LR

 

 

 

Did you know that Gene was one of the first Tap teacher’s in a studio setting?

 

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