Learn how to do "Falling off the Log" for beginning tap dancing in this free instructional dance video.
Hi! My name is Connie Hale. Thanks for joining me here at expertvillage.com. We’re going over some basic tap steps today. We’ll do something that’s a little more intermediate, but beginners can pick this up as well. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the term falling off the log, but this is what it’s supposed to look like. It’s a very simple step, but it’s very effective because it looks pretty cool doing it. Alright, falling off the log is simple. Brushing your foot back and hitting it on your toe. Again, it’s sliding the foot back and catching it on the toe. Sliding it back, catching it, and catching it. Obviously, we’re changing feet with this one, so we slide back, touch, we jump to it, touch, touch. It’s a lot like just sliding your feet across the floor, but getting that final tapping sound at the end. So, facing front looks like this. Again, side. Alright, face this side for you, falling of the log. Slide it, slide it, slide it. Now, if you notice my arms, I’m doing opposite arm with opposite leg. My right foot goes back, my left arm comes front, then I switch them. Falling off the log. So, going fast up to tempo. Notice, how I’m leaning forward to keep my balance. And that is falling off the log.