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The routines on my website have been choreographed either by myself or other dancers whose workshops I have attended. They are written using mostly English tap terminology, which unfortunately is slightly different to American. For instance, a flap in the UK is called a flam in the US, and the step that American's call a flap or slap, is called a tap-step in Britain. Confusing or what! I have also used some abbreviations, which are explained below.
 
L or RDF = left or right diagonal front  L or RDB = left or right diagonal back  R = Right Foot  L  = Left Foot  Bk = backwards
Fwd = forwards  NW = no weight  NR = next to right i.e. Step LNR step left foot next to right  NL = next to left
XF = cross in front i.e. Tap step LXFR cross the tap step in front of the right leg  XB = cross behind i.e. Toe Tap RXBL toe tap is done behind the left leg. All steps are done forwards or facing front unless stated i.e. shuffle R (side) is a shuffle at the side.
 
The routines on this sight have all been reproduced with the permission of the choreographer and fellow tappers should feel free to use them. However I would ask that if you are teaching any of the routines that you acknowledge, most importantly, the choreographer, but also the source i.e. this website. Thanks!
Routine 13
 
One more routine by Maurice from the October '03 weekend. This one was danced to 'Nasty Man' by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra.
 

Step R, step L, step R, step L (rocking), step R, hop L, step LXFR, hop L, step R (123456+(7)+8)

Rep to L. Rep to R again (123456+(7)+8) (123456+(7)+8)

Step L bk, hop L, step R bk, step LNR, large step R fwd (2 counts), step LNR (1234567)

 

Stamp R, hop L, step R (turning to back), tap step L, ball change RL, heel dig R, ball beat R, step LNR, step R (812+3+45+67). Rep L turning to front (812+3+45+67). Rep R again turning to back omitting last step (812+3+45+6) 3x heel dig R, ball beat R, step LNR, 2 jumps turning to front, jump feet apart (7+81+23+4567(8))

 

Tack Annie (pick-up R, ball dig RNL, step R to side, pick-up L, ball dig LNR, step L to side, pick-up R, ball dig RNL, step R to side, pick-up L, ball dig LNR, step R to side, step L to side) (+12+34+56+7+8)

Rep 2 more times (+12+34+56+7+8)(+12+34+56+7+8)

2 jumps with feet apart, jump RXFL, hold, turn full circle to left (3 counts), shrug shoulders (123(4)5678)

 

Straight tap R fwd, straight tap R side, flick R leg back, ball dig R, flick R leg fwd, tap step R to side, ball change LR (123456+7+8) Rep L (123456+7+8) Rep R (123456+7+8)

2 hops R (bring L leg round front), step LXFR, step R, step LXBR, step RXBL, step L side (1234567)

 

Suzi-Q - Hop L, shuffle R, step RXFL, step L (lifting & twisting R ball), step RXFL, step L, step RXFL, step L, step RXFL (8+a1234567)

Suzi-Q - Hop R, shuffle L, step LXFR, step R (lifting & twisting L ball), step LXFR, step R, step LXFR, step R, step LXFR, step R, step LXFR (8+a12345+(6)+78)

 

Stamp R (no weight), hop L, bk brush step R, pick-up step L, tap step R, ball change LR, tap step L, ball change RL (12+3+4+5+6+7+8)

Stamp R (no weight), hop L, bk brush step R, hop R, shuffle L, ball change, LR, tap step L, ball change RL (12+34+a56+7+8)

Stamp R (no weight), 3 hops L, bk brush step R, pick-up step L, tap step R, ball change LR (1234+5+6+7+8)

 

Fwd brush L, hop R, bk brush step L, pick-up step R, shuffle L, hop R, step LXFR, wait, ball change RL (+1+2+3+4+5(67)+8) Rep other way (+1+2+3+4+5(67)+8)

Fwd brush L, hop R, bk brush L, hop R, fwd brush L, hop R, bk brush step L, pick-up step R, shuffle L, hop R, step LXFR, ball change RL (+1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8)

Tap spring R, toe tap L, hop R, tap spring L, toe tap R, hop L (making one full turn) (+1+2+3+4)

Brush R side, hop L, step R side, ball change LR (travelling to side) (+5+(6)+7(8))

Routine 14
 
Another routine by Maurice - this one was taught at a workshop day he and I ran in my local village hall in July 2004. The music was Everything I Own by Boy George. The dance carries on but we didn't have time to finish it - I'll try and get the rest of the dance and add it on!
 

Stamp (nw) R, heel beat L, step R, heel beat R, shuffle L, heel beat R, ball tap L, heel beat R, step heel beat L (123+4+a5678) step heel beat RXBL, step heel beat L side, step heel beat RXFL, ball dig L (1234567(8)), Rep starting L and again starting R

3x 4 beat paddles starting L, ball dig R (1+2+3+4+5+6+7(8))

 

Kick R front, ball dig R, kick R side, ball dig R, step RXBL, step L side, step RXFL (1234567)

Rep starting L and again starting R

Hop R, shuffle L, hop R, step LXBR, step R side, step LXFR, step R side, hop R, shuffle L, hop R, step LXBR, step R side (+8+a1234+5+a67(8))

 

Shuffle L, ball change LR, step L side, shuffle R, ball change RL, step R side, 4x tap step heel beat starting L turning 1 times to face back (+1+23(4)+5+67(8)+12+34+56+78)

Spring L, shuffle step heel beat RXFL, step L bk, step R bk, step LNR, step R fwd, step L bk, step RNL, step L fwd, heel beats R,L,R,L,R turning to front (1+a2+3(4)567(8)123(4)+5+67(8))

 

Spring L, shuffle R, ball change RL, drop R fwd. Rep (1+2+345+6+78)

Jump landing with RXFL, turn to back, 2 claps, jump landing with RXFL, turn to front, 2 claps (1(2)345(6)78)

Tap step heel beat R, tap step heel beat L, jump feet apart, jump landing with RXFL, full turn, heel beat L (+12+3456(7)8)

 

Step heel beat R bk, step L side, step RXFL, step L side, swing hips RL (12345(6)78)

Tap step heel beat R, pick-up step heel beat LXFR, step R bk, step L side, step RXFL, 6 beat cramp roll turning, step L side, ball dig R (+12+345(6)78 +1+2345(6)7(8))

Repeat all from start

Routine 15
This next routine was taught to me by Donna Berlin at the ATD festival in 2001. It's quite a long dance because I was having such fun with it I just kept on going!! The music originally used was 'My Lovin Will Give You Something' by Angie Stone, but I have used many other tunes with it, of various speeds depending on ability. It just needs something with a good beat, but one of my favourites is 'Shackles' by Mary Mary.
 

Shuffle step R, 4 bt paddle L, step R, 4 bt paddle L, step R, Shuffle step L, 4 bt paddle R, step L, 4 bt paddle R, step L (8+12+3+45+6+78+12+3+45+6+7)

Shuffle step R, 4 bt paddle L, step R, 4 bt paddle L, step R(8+12+3+45+6+7)

Shuffle step L, shuffle R, ball change RL, stamp R, shuffle L (behind), pick-up change (land L), step R (front L), step L  (8+12+3+(4)+(5)+6+a78)

 

Heel beat L, stamp R(no weight), heel beat L, heel beat L, stamp R (1(2)3(4)567(8))

Heel beat R, stamp L(no weight), heel beat R, heel beat R, stamp L (1(2)3(4)567(8))

Heel beat L, stamp R(no weight), heel beat L, heel beat L, stamp R(1(2)3(4)567(8))

Heel beat R, toe tap LXBR, heel beat R, step L (side) heel beat L, toe tap RXBL, heel beat L, step R (side), Step L, scuff R  (1+(2)+3(+)4+(5)+678)

 

Step RXFL, step L (diagonal back), step R (side), step LNR ((1)23(45)67)

3 bt paddle R, 3 bt paddle L, step R, 3 bt paddle L, step R (8+12+34+5+67)

Spring L, ball dig R, heel tap R, heel beat L, spring R, drop L, toe tap R, hop L ( turn to face back), step R, step L (8+a1234567)

Hop L, ball dig R, heel tap R, heel beat L, spring R, drop L, toe tap R, hop L ( turn to face front), step R, step L (8+a1234567)

 

Ball change RL, clap, ball change RL, clap, shuffle step heel beat RXFL, Ball change LR, clap, ball change LR, clap, shuffle step heel beat LXFR, Ball change RL, clap, ball change RL, clap, shuffle step heel beat RXFL, stamp L (8123456+7+8123456+7+8123456+7+8)

Heel beat R, double paddle L, 4bt paddle R, stamp L (1+2+3+45+6+7)

 

3 bt shuffle (side) R, chug L, 3 bt shuffle (front) R, chug L, 3 bt shuffle (side) R, chug L, 3 bt shuffle (front) R, chug L, 3 bt shuffle (side) R, chug L (8+a12+a34+a56+a78+a1)

Shuffle R, heel beat L, shuffle R, heel beat L, shuffle step heel beat RXFL, step L(side) (2+3+4+(5)+6+78)

Step RNL, step L (side), pick-up step R, shuffle step heel beat L, heel dig R, ball beat R ((1)23(4)+5+6+7+8)

Tap step L, shuffle step R, shuffle step L, shuffle step R, shuffle step L, step R, step L, step R (+1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+)*

 

Heel beat R, 4bt paddle L, 4bt paddle R, heel dig pick-up step L ( side), heel beat L, heel beat R, pick-up L, step L (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+)

Heel beat L, 4bt paddle R, 4bt paddle L, heel dig pick-up step R (side), heel beat R, heel beat L, pick-up R, step R (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+)

Heel beat R, 4bt paddle L, 4bt paddle R, heel dig pick-up step L (side), heel beat L, heel beat R, pick-up L, step L (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+)

Heel beat L, double paddle R, double paddle L, heel beat R (1+2+3+4+5+6+78)

 

Stamp L, scuff R(round), step heel beat R, shuffle L, heel beat R, toe tap LXBR, heel beat R, shuffle L, heel beat R, Step heel beat LXFR, toe tap RXBL, stamp R (12(3)456+7+8+1234(5)67(8)

repeat 1 more time  (12(3)456+7+8+1234(5)67(8)       

Toe tap LXBR, stamp L, Toe tap RXBL, stamp R  ((1)23(45)67)

3 bt paddle L, 3 bt paddle R, step L, 3 bt paddle R, step L (8+12+345+67)

 

Shuffle step R, ball change LR(open), shuffle step L, ball change RL(open), chug L ,ball change RL, clap, ball change RL, ball change RL (8+1234+56781234567)

repeat 1 more time (8+1234+56781234567(8)) all travelling to left diagonal front

 

Heel beat L, toe tap R(to side with knee bent inwards), heel beat L, heel dig R(to side with toe pointing outwards), Heel beat L ,step R(side), Heel beat R, toe tap L(to side with knee bent inwards), heel beat R, heel dig L(to side with toe pointing outwards), heel beat R step L(side) (a1a2a3(4)a5a6a7(8))

Step heel beat R(side), step heel LXBR, step heel beat R(side), step heel beat LXFR, step heel beat R(side) (1+(2)+3(+)4+(5)+678)

 

Step L(bk), pick-up R, heel beat L ,step R(bk), pick-up L, heel beat R, toe tap LXBR, drop L(side), shuffle R, ball change RL, stamp R(side) (1+2+3+45+6+78)

repeat 2 more times (1+2+3+45+6+78) (1+2+3+45+6+78) (to left diagonal back)

3 bt riff L, 3 bt riff R, 7 bt riff L (1+23+45+6+7+8)

 

Stamp R, pull-back (pick-up R pick-up change LR step L), heel beat L, toe tap RXBL, heel beat L - turning turn to right - heel dig R, heel beat L (12+a345678)

repeat 3 more times to face front again (12+a345678) (12+a345678) (12+a345678)

 

Shuffle R, heel beat L, heel dig R, ball beat R, shuffle L, heel beat R, heel dig L, ball beat L (1+2+3(4)5+6+7(8))

Drop R, toe tap LXFR, heel beat R, toe tap LXBR, heel beat R, step L(side) (12(3)4567)

 

Jump and click heels together 4 bt cramp roll – repeat 2 more times,  ball change RL  (+8+a1+2+a3+4+a567(8))

Heel beat L, tap step heel R, Tap step heel LXFR, tap step heel R, step L (12+3+4+(5)+6+7)

repeat whole thing from cramp rolls 1 more time (+8+a1+2+a3+4+a567(8)) (12+3+4+(5)+6+7(8))

Step R(side), ball dig LXBR, heel beat R step LNR ((1)23(45)67(8))

Heel beat R, heel beat L(turning heels slightly outwards), ball beat R, ball beat L(turning toes slightly outwards), heel beat R, heel beat L(turning heels slightly outwards), ball beat R, ball beat L(turning toes slightly outwards), slide feet together, clap (1+(2)+3(+)4+(5)+678)

 

Spring R, shuffle L(side), ball change LR(open), spring L, shuffle R(side), ball change RL(open) (1+2+3(4)5+6+7(8))

Pick-up spring R, shuffle L(side), ball change LR(open), pick-up spring L, shuffle R(side), ball change RL(open) (+1+2+3(4)+5+6+7(8))

Pick-up spring R, shuffle L(side), ball change LR(open), heel beat L, heel beat R, pick-up spring L, shuffle R(side), ball change RL(open), heel beat R, heel beat L (+1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8)

 

Travelling forwards - Pick-up spring R, shuffle L(side), step L, shuffle R(side), step R, shuffle L(side,) step L, shuffle R(side), step R, step L, stamp R with a finishing pose! (+1+2+3+4+5+6+781)

 

Choreography to * by Donna Berlin. From * onwards by Jo Summerfield.

 

Routine 16

This one is from an Intermediate class at TapUk 2004 tuaght by Maurice. The music used was 'Where Or When'. I think Maurice's CD was by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, but George Michael has a version of this track on his 'Songs From The Last Century' album.

 

Where Or When

 

Tap step R, heel beat R, heel beat L, pick-up step R, pick-up step L, shuffle R, hop L, step RXFL, fwd brush L, hop R, step L, ball change RL (+1+2+3+a4+a5+(6)+7+8)

Step heel beat R (side), step LXBR, step R, step LXFR. Rep (123+456+(7)+8)

 

Step R, 2 stomps R, step bk hop L, bk brush step R, pick-up step L, shuffle R, hop L, step RXFL (12345+6+a7+a8)

Rep L Rep R (12345+6+a7+a8) (12345+6+a7+a8)

 

Drop L (face L, R leg fwd), bk brush R, hop L, fwd brush R, hop L, bk brush R, hop L, ball change RL, 3 walks (1+2+3+4+5678)

Hitch L leg up, step LXFR, hitch R leg up, step RXFL, step L, tap step R, step L, shuffle R, hop L, shuffle step R, fwd brush L (12345+a6+a7e+a8)

Hop R, flap L, tap step R, tap step L, fwd tap R, heel digs RL, ball beats RL, 4 chugs RLRL (+a1+2+3+4+a5+6+7)

 

Toe tap RXBL, hop L, step R (side) ball change LR. Take turn to face L and rep on L. Take turn to face back and rep on R. Take turn to face R and rep on L. (8+1+23+4+56+7+81+2+3)

Step R (side), ball change LR, step L, inward round kick R, step R (4+56(7)8)

 

Step L, shuffle R, ball change RL (in front), heel dig R, step L, pick-up R, hop L, toe tap RXFL, hop L, toe tap RXBL, hop L, toe tap R (side - knee turned in), hop L (+1+a2+3+4+5+6+7)

Rep other side (+8+a1+2+3+4+5+6), tap step L, pick-up R, ball change RL (+7+a8)

 

13 beat riff R, scuff L (taking leg round), heel beat R, step L bk (+a1+a2+a3e+a4567(8))

Drop R, shuffle L, pick-up change, step RXBL, turn to back. Rep taking turn to front. (1+2+a3(4)5+6+a7(8))

 

Step R, ball change LR, step L, ball change RL, step R, 3 ball changes LR turning (1+23+45+6+7+8)

Step LXFR, hold, step R bk, step L side, Rep to R (1(2)345(6)78)

 

Tap step L, pick-up R, ball change RL. Rep to R, shuffle step L, shuffle step R, shuffle step L, stamp RL (+1+a2+3+a4+a5+a6+a7+8)

Step R to RDB, step LNR, step R to RDB, ball dig LNR, step L to LDB, step RNL, step L to LDB, step RNL, step L to LDB (123456+(7)+8)

 

8 walks (half speed) (1(2)3(4)5(6)7(8)1(2)3(4)5(6)7(8))

Repeat from start.