Tony Curtis demonstrates a "full break" - or triple TIME STEP.
|The Time Step
is a repetitive tap combination which was initially
used as a means by which a tap dancer could communicate to the band, what
type of tempo was required. Different dancers preferred different tempos
according to their ability. In the 1930s there were many many tap dancers
- each with a distinctive sound and time step, and subsequently could be
recognized by the sound they made. Before the emergence of many of the main
innovators, tap dancers used to begin all of their routines with a time step
which was then followed by a routine or improvisation.
BILL Bojangles ROBINSON