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How to Do Trenches in Tap Dance

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Different Styles There are two different styles of trenches in tap dance. The first style is a traditional one as seen in older musicals such as "Singing in the Rain." The second style is a modern step called "hoofer trenches" or "over the tops." Traditional Style 1. Starting with the traditional style, place your hands on your hips to help maintain your balance. Bend your knees slightly and lift your right foot up in the air. 2. Standing on just your left foot, slide your foot back across the floor and switch standing legs as you do this.3. Land on your right foot and hold your left foot up in the air when you switch. Now, perform this move the other way.?1. Start with your left foot up in the air and slide your right foot back across the floor as you switch standing legs. There should be two sounds: a scrape followed by a step.2. When you do this move, you should also have your right arm forward if you're starting on your left leg.?3. If you're starting on your right leg, then put your left arm forward. Swing your arms in a stiff, rigid manner as you perform the move. Modern Style The more modern style of a trench is performed a little differently.1. Start with your right foot out to the side. 2. Lift your right foot up and bring it to the side of your left knee. Bend your right knee as you lift your foot up. 3. Now, scrape your standing left foot out to the side.4. Land on your right leg and finish the move with your left foot out to the side.5. Do this the other way, bringing your left foot to the side of your right knee and scraping your standing right foot out to the side.?6. Move your arms back and forth to mimic a running motion. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/learn-to-tap-dance/intermediate-moves/trenches/
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