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Brush Tap

Tango Brush Tap

The Brush Tap is a Silver level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
Q
LF fwd in CBMP
DW
H
1/8 to L between 1-2
CBM Use CBM. Tail bone straight down. Fast feet.
2
Q RF to side
Facing LOD
BH

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&
LF brushes to RF without weight
Facing LOD Foot slightly off the floor

--  Keep knee shaped in, do not open up the knee.
4
S
LF placed to side small step without weight
Facing LOD
IE of B
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Note--When LF is place on step 4 the L knee should veer inwards

Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
 1 Q
RF back in CBMP
DW     BH
1/8 turn to L between 1-2
CBM Very sharp action. The figure is all about the feet.
 2 Q LF to side
Backing LOD
Whole Foot

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 3 &
RF brushes to LF without weight
Backing LOD Foot slightly off the floor
--
Do not lift R knee up too high, keep it small, simple, keep it compact in the feet.
 4
S
RF placed to side small step without weight
Backing LOD IE of B
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Note-This figure may be danced without turn