CRAMPROLL STUDY: PART ONE

CRAMPROLL STUDY:  PART ONE

I LOVE CRAMPROLLS!

They are great teaching tools for helping students to develop clean separate sounds as well as working both the right and left foot.

Cramprolls are generally grouped according to the foot pattern used so we will start with that in this first of a series of our CRAMPROLL STUDY!

The REGULAR CRAMPROLL (REG CRRL) pattern is  RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT  or LEFT -RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT!

You can either use the words “Leap” or “Step” when describing the first movement of the Cramproll (CRRL) .  I generally use the word “Step” because I employ a lot of single, double and triple variables that mentally work better with the word “Step” (the single sound)

REGULAR CRAMPROLL PATTERN:

STEP R  (or Leap)

STEP L

HEEL DROP R

HEEL DROP L

or Reverse

This can be done at all levels depending upon the rhythm pattern you choose.  Here are the most common rhythm patterns used for most Cramprolls

1 STEP R  (or Leap)

2 STEP L

3 HEEL DROP R

4 HEEL DROP L

or

1 STEP R  (or Leap)

& STEP L

2 HEEL DROP R

& HEEL DROP L

or

1 STEP R  (or Leap)

& STEP L

a HEEL DROP R

2 HEEL DROP L

or

e STEP R  (or Leap)

& STEP L

a HEEL DROP R

1 HEEL DROP L

 

PROGRESSIVE CRAMPROLLS have a different pattern.  You finish one foot and then progress on to the other.

PROGRESSIVE CRAMPROLL

1 STEP R (or leap)

& HEEL DROP R

a STEP L  (or leap)

2 HEEL DROP L

(or you can choose any of the four common CRRL rhythms shown for the REG CRRL)

ALTERNATING CRAMPROLLS

These are used to allow the dancer to change feet and are often used for turns.

You begin with the Regular patter of Right – Left, then alternate the pattern in the Heel Drops to Left-Right.

1 STEP R (or leap)

& STEP L

a HEEL DROP L

2 HEEL DROP R

Use these types of CRAMPROLLS in combos to challenge the clarity and speed of your dancers:

COMBO ONE:

REGULAR CRRL  (RLRL)

PROGRESSIVE CRRL  (RRLL)

REGULAR CRRL  (RLRL)

ALTERNATING CRRL  (RLLR)

REVERSE

COMBO TWO:

REGULAR CRRL  (RLRL)

ALTERNATING CRRL  (RLLR)

REGULAR CRRL  (RLRL)

PROGRESSIVE  (RRLL)

REVERSE

 

Come back soon for lots of great CRAMPROLL variations based on these patterns and remember that my FLASH TAP product line has a deck of CRAMPROLL CARDS with more than 50 different Cramprolls notated for use in your classes.  Go to the Teaching Tools tab at the top of the page for more information on our entire line of products for your dance classroom.

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