Syncopation

Syncopation

10 Episodes

Say goodbye to basic footwork! In this series we start with the basic footwork of Rock Step, Triple Step, and Swivel and teach you the basic syncopations on these steps in a solo format with exercises.

After you master the solo steps, we recommend you move on to season 2 where we will start to incorporate this into partner dancing using a little social dancing pattern.

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Syncopation
  • SYNC - Rock Step - Swung (1a2)

    Episode 1

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:21 - Breakdown
    1:04 - Music Demo
    1:24 - Practice Tips

  • SYNC - Rushed Rock Step (a1)

    Episode 2

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:20 - Breakdown
    1:02 - Music Demo

  • SYNC - Delayed Rock Step (a2)

    Episode 3

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:17 - Breakdown
    1:01 - Music Demo

  • SYNC - Swivel - Swung (1a2)

    Episode 4

    Learn the swung swivel, counted as 1 a2. Made most memorable by followers like Sarah Breck, who really know how to twist their hips and hang out.

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:14 - Breakdown
    1:02 - Music Demo

  • SYNC - Swivel - Rushed (a1)

    Episode 5

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:13 - Breakdown
    0: 57 - Music Demo

  • SYNC - Swivel - Delayed (a2)

    Episode 6

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Breakdown
    0:59 - Music Demo

  • SYNC - Triple Step - Basic (1a2)

    Episode 7

    Learn the basic triple step rhythm, counted as "1 a2" and made up of a step-ball change. This rhythm is made most memorable by thousands of hours of dance class where this was decided somewhere in history as "the basic".

  • SYNC - Triple Step - Reverse (a12)

    Episode 8

    Learn the reverse triple step, counted as "a1 2". It is called reverse since a triple step is made up of a 'step' and a 'ball change'. The basic is step-ball change, while the reverse is ball change-step.

    You will hear this sound in jazz and swing music when you listen to the high hat or boomc...

  • SYNC - Triple Step - Super Basic (aa2)

    Episode 9

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Breakdown
    1:00 - Music Demo

  • SYNC - Triple Step - Super Reverse (a1a)

    Episode 10

    Learn the super syncopated reverse triple step, counted as a1 a. Made most memorable by the Perdido riff.

    Known Issues: Video's slow motion sound is off.

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Breakdown
    1:08 - Music Demo