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How to Do a Back Riff Walks in Tap Dance

Get Free iOS apps by email! The Back Riff Walk is a four-sound step made up of two parts: the riff and the back walk. The riff is three sounds, and the back is one sound.?The Back Walk Riff is good practice for going across the floor. Instructions 1. Start by doing a very strong heel dig with one foot.?This is a good way to make the sure that the heel dig isn't too early in the riff. Another way to make sure of this is by?approaching the floor at a steeper angle going into the riff. 2. Using that same foot, spank the floor with your toe, brushing backwards, hitting just the ball of the toe. From there, quickly lift and drop the heel on your standing leg. 3. To do the walk back, step back using the foot that's in the air. To do a chain of these, alternate between the foot you start with. For example, if you just finished the move by stepping back with your left foot, start a new Back Riff Walk by doing a heel dig with your right foot. Tip When tap dancing slower, it's better to tap flat-foot. You'll want to stay up on your toes when you're tap dancing faster, because your heels make extra noises and will slow you down. Read more by visiting our page at:
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