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

  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

  3. &: 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

Note--When LF is place on step 4 the L knee should veer inwards

Follower

  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.

    • Prepare through L hip, then step onto RF.

  2. Q: LF to side | Backing LOD | Whole Foot

  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.

    • 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

Note-This figure may be danced without turn

Preceding Figures

  1. Back Corte

  2. Back Open Promenade

  3. Basic Reverse Turn

  4. Closed Promenade

  5. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

  6. Open Finish

  7. Open Promenade

  8. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line

  9. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside

  10. Outside Swivel

  11. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn

  12. Promenade Link

  13. Reverse Outside Swivel

  14. Rock Turn

Following Figures

  1. Walk (LF)

  2. Progressive Link

  3. Progressive Side Step

  4. Back Corte

  5. LF Rock

  6. Four Step

  7. Four Step Change

  8. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside (If ended DC)

  9. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line (If ended DC)

  10. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn (If ended DC)

  11. Basic Reverse Turn (If ended DC)

  12. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot (If ended DC; or normal)

  13. Fallaway Four Step

  14. Oversway

  15. Contra Check