The Souls of Your Feetis a comprensive guide to the art and language of tap dance. Complete with basic technique and creative variations, this guidebook shows the beginning dancer how to build a strong foundation in this wonderful American artform as well as expand the experienced dancer's choreographic and improvisational creativity. Traditional tap dance figures and choruses to include The B.S. Chorus and The Shim Sham Shimmy are some of many basic structures covered in this guidebook. Numerous references are made to the legends of tap dance including Charles "Honi" Coles, Brenda Bufalino, Jimmy Slyde, Sarah Petonio, Savion Glover and many others securing the artform to its historical roots.
A ten hour comprehensive workshop for teachers of all levels on the “Souls of Your Feet” tap dance technique and syllabus taught by dancer and choreographer Acia Gray. This workshop covers the step-by-step training program from basic beginning level for children to advanced technique guides for the working professional. Focused for the tap dance teacher, this course also serves as a guide for the tap student on the language of tap dance not only from the perspective of a dancer but as a musician.
“Thank you Acia for writing a book that bridges the gap between tap dancers of all styles. This necessary tool brings us all together. I love it!” – Dianne Walker