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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
BDW     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
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Do not lift R knee up too high, keep it small, simple, keep it compact in the feet.
The action feels like right foot tapping on side of left foot and then step out to side on next step.
 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