Now for the last of my CRAMPROLL SERIES! I’m gonna share a step that I learned many years ago in my tap class at Broadway Dance Center from the fabulous Judy Ann Bassing.
The JACK STANLEY TURN
Jack Stanley, Judy Ann’s teacher (as well as literally thousands more including Ron Daniels) is credited for naming the Drawback! He was an iconic master tap and jazz teacher in his studio on Broadway in New York City. He was know for his gruff, detailed and expert training. He knew the value of hard work and dedicated study as well as the value of jazz and ballet training for the success of the professional dancer.
This turn is an advanced Alternating Cramproll Turn
THE JACK STANLEY TURN
&a Shuffle R
1 Ball Drop L
&a Step R, Heel Drop R in the direction you are traveling (LOD)
2 Scuff L in the direction you are traveling (LOD)
3 Leap onto L facing back
& Step onto R facing back
a Heel Drop the Right and continue to spiral the torso to the Right continuing the turn
4 Heel Drop the Left and finish the turn facing front AST release the R foot
For a challenge:
Add an Alternating Pick up after the Scuff from the R to the L!
Change the Step R, Heel Drop R (&a) to a Flap R, Heel Drop R (e&a) or a Shuffle Step R, Heel Drop R (ie&a) to make the step double or triple!
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