CRAMPROLL STUDY: PART TWO

CRAMPROLL STUDY:  PART TWO

In my last STEP OF THE MONTH post, we discussed the different patterns that help describe and differentiate between the different Cramprolls.

Now we will apply some variables to those patterns.

There are basically four parts to most Cramprolls:

REGULAR CRAMPROLL

PART ONE:   STEP R

PART TWO:  STEP L

PART THREE:  HEEL DROP R

PART FOUR:  HEEL DROP L

Now let’s look at the Theory of Single, Double and Triple as it applies to Tap dancing.   We usually apply this theory to the Time Step and are in general agreement that the Single Sound is the “Step”,  the Double Sound is “Flap” and the Triple Sound is “Shuffle, Step”.

Wherever we see the word “Step” it can be made a Double by replacing it with a “Flap”.

Wherever we see the word “Step” it can be made a Triple by replacing it with a “Shuffle, Step”

“Flaps” replace by “Steps” can change Doubles to Singles.  “Shuffle, Step” replaced by “Flap” can change a Triple to a Double.   You get the idea!

So in PART ONE of the above Regular Cramproll, if you replace the STEP R with FLAP R you now have what can be called a Double Cramproll

TRADITIONAL DOUBLE CRAMPROLL

a1 FLAP R

& STEP L

a HEEL DROP R

2 HEEL DROP L

(This step has many names including Flap Cramproll but let’s stick with my plan for a while.)

If you replace PART ONE with Shuffle Step you now have what can be called a Triple Cramproll

TRADITIONAL TRIPLE CRAMPROLL

&a1 SHUFFLE R, STEP R

& STEP L

a HEEL DROP R

2 HEEL DROP L

But…..WHAT HAPPENS WITH PART TWO!!  It is a “Step” too!  Can it be changed as well?????

OF COURSE IT CAN!!!

If you leave PART ONE alone and change PART TWO  to a Flap you now have what can be called a SINGLE/DOUBLE CRAMPROLL   (Part One = Single, Part Two = Double)

 

SINGLE/SINGLE CRAMPROLLS

STEP R (Single Sound)

STEP L (Single Sound)

HEEL DROP R

HEEL DROP L

 

SINGLE/DOUBLE CRAMPROLL

1 STEP R

e& FLAP L

a HEEL DROP R

2 HEEL DROP L

(there are many other rhythm patterns that can be used!)

If you leave PART ONE alone and change PART TWO  to a “Shuffle, Step” you now have what can be called a SINGLE/TRIPLE CRAMPROLL

SINGLE/TRIPLE CRAMPROLL

a STEP R

1e& SHUFFLE L, STEP L

a HEEL DROP R

2 HEEL DROP L

(there are many other rhythm patterns that can be used!)

Keep an open mind to all the variables that this line of thinking presents and how they can spice up what you are already doing not only with CRAMPROLLS  but with other families of steps.

Here are combinations using this theory of Single, Double and Triple in Parts One and Two of the Cramproll

Single/Single  (ST, ST, HL, HL)

Single/Double  (ST, FL,HL, HL)

Single/Triple  (ST, SH ST, HL, HL)

Double/Single  (FL, ST, HL, HL)

Double/Double  (FL, FL, HL, HL)

Double/Triple  (FL, SH ST, HL, HL)

Triple/Single  (SH ST, ST, HL, HL)

Triple/Double  (SH ST, FL, HL, HL)

Triple/Triple  (SH ST, SH ST, HL, HL)

Have fun with this concept and use these variables to sharpen up your students minds and feet!

Come back soon for more great CRAMPROLL variations 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.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “CRAMPROLL STUDY: PART TWO

say hello or share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s