LEVEL 1

Essential steps are in teaching order and optional steps are in alphabetical order.


ESSENTIAL STEPS

Toe (flat)

Heel

Toe Toe Heel Heel


Stamp

Stomp

Step

Touch


Toe-Tip (or just Toe)

Dig (Heel)


Step Heel

Dig Toe (Heel Toe)  

Dig Toe Step Heel


Hop

Jump

Chug


Brush

Flap

Flap Heel

Flap Ball Change


Spank (Brush Back, Draw, Pull)

Spank Step (Back Flap)

Spank Step Heel

Spank Step Ball Change


Shuffle

Shuffle Step (Running Shuffle, Leap Shuffles, Jogging Shuffles)

Shuffle Ball Change


Buffalo

Cramp Roll

Irish

Maxie Ford

Waltz Clog


Heel Stand

Step Heel Turn

Flap Heel Turn

Slide


OPTIONAL STEPS

Clunk

Leap


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LEVEL 2

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Hop Shuffle

Shuffle Heel

Scuff


Double Buffalo

Double Cramp Roll (Flap Cramp Roll)

Double Irish (version 1)  

Irish Flap

Double Maxie Ford

Double Waltz Clog

Alexander (Broadway, Shirley Temple)

Back Essence


Flap Heel Heel

Bombershay Modern

Drawback

Pullback (Pull, Grab-Off, Pick-Up)


Scuffle (Dig Brush, Dig Spank, Paddle)

Scuffle Step (Paddles, Dig Brush Step)

Scuffle Step Heel (Dig Brush Toe Heel, Paddle and Roll, Paradiddle)

Scuffle Ball Change


Buck Single Time Step

Traditional Single Time Step


Buffalo Turn

Step Toe Hop Turn

Step Irish Turn


In and Out Pullback

Toe Stand

Slap


OPTIONAL STEPS

Bombershay Broadway

Crossing Pullback

Heel Stand Turn

Jump Click

Leap Heel

Smack

Slam

Clicks (Toe & Heel)r

Travel Step


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LEVEL 3 (grouped by likeness)

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Shuffle Step Heel

Double Shuffle

Double Irish (version 2)

Alternating Cramp Roll (Around the World, Trading Cramp Roll)


Pendulum Shuffle

Double Scuffle

Double Scuffle Step Heel

Double Back Essence


Traditional Double Time Step

Traditional Triple Time Step

Buck Double Time Step

Buck Triple Time Step


Cincinnati

Single Pullback (One-Foot Pullback)

Trenches (Hoofer & Broadway Style)


Riff

3-Beat Riff Walk (Slam, Flam, Slurp, Third)

4-Beat Riff Walk

5-Beat Riff Walk


Maxie Ford Turn

Stamp (alternating) Cramp Roll Turn


Double Pullback

Wing


OPTIONAL STEPS

Boomerang  

Double Flap

Scuff Dig Ball Change

Single Heel Stand

Skipping Pullback

Step Heel Heel


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LEVEL 4

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Triple Cramp Roll (Shuffle Cramp Roll)

Irish Pullback

Double Toe Stand

Toe Stand Turn

Nerve Taps


Switching Pullback (Swapping, Alternating Pullback)


Maxie Ford Pullback

Double Maxie Ford Pullback


Shuffle Pullback Ball Change

Waltz Clog Pullback   

Double Waltz Clog Pullback

Shuffle Pullback


Over The Top

Shim Sham


Step Riff Heel (Hop Riff Heel, Leap Riff Heel)

6-Beat Riff Walk

7-Beat Riff Walk

8-100 Beat Riff Walk


Riffle

Riffle Step

Hines Riff (Split Riff)


Stamp Step Riff Heel Turn      

Stamp Step Toe Heel Turn

Paddle Turn


Traditional Quadruple Time Step

Buck Quadruple Time Step

Single Traveling Time Step

Double Traveling Time Step  

Triple Traveling Time Step

Quadruple Traveling Time Step


Crossing Wing

Single Wing (One Foot Wing)


OPTIONAL STEPS

Backwards Cramp Roll

Cramprolet

Cramp Roll Time Step

Criss Cross Cramp Roll

Dig Slide  

Flap Step Ball Change

Heel Grind Time Step

Hop Scuffle

Maxie Ford Clunk

Penguin

Scap

Scuff Dig Toe  

Scuffle Dig Toe

Scuffle Step Turn

Single Heel Stand Turn

Single Toe Stand (One Foot Toe Stand)

Single Toe Stand Turn  

Spank Toe Step

Spots

Stamp Roll


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LEVEL 5

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Shuffle Dig Toe

Shuffle Toe Step

Riffle Step Heel


Double Buffalo Toe

Double Flap Cramp Roll

Triple Double Cramp Roll

Irish Pullback Flap

Irish Pullback Flap Heel

Maxie Ford Toe

Double Maxie Ford Toe

Buffalo Pullback


Double Heel Stand

Shiggy Bop (Shovel, Heel Slide)


Crossing Drawback

Double Drawback

Triple Drawback

Scuff Heel Step


Switching Pullback Toe

Treadmill

Pullback Toe  


Dwing

Swing

Twing

Single Wing Toe

Double Wing (Separated, Staggered, Alternating)

Switching Wing


Traveling Pendulum Shuffle

Shuffle Flap

Shuffle Toe Toe Step


OPTIONAL STEPS

Alexander Clunk

Backwards Wing

Click Buffalo


Double Cincinnati

Drawback Heel

Dub Dub Dig Toe

Heelo

Jordan Pullback

Jumper

Lopsided Cramp Roll

Maddie Mill

Radiohead

Rod Roll

Scuffaloeo

Scuffle Toe Slap Heel

Shayberbom

Shoe Shine

Shuffle Ball Change Heel

Spat

Spear

Spiel

Toe Stand Shuffle Step

Tori

Twister


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LEVEL 6

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Shuffle Dig Step Shuffle Toe Step

Shuffle Toe  Pullback Ball Change


Double Toe Buffalo

Double Buffalo Toe Pullback

Riffle Cramp Roll

Irish Shiggy Bop (Irish Shovel)

Irish Wing

Double Maxie Ford Toe Pullback

Double Toe Maxie Ford  

Double Waltz Clog Toe Pullback


Hop Riffle

Pendulum Riffle

Riffle Dig Toe

Bombershay Toe


Shuffle Pullback Heel

Flam

Hoofer’s Shuffle

Shuffle Heel Step


Double Pullback Toe

Switching Pullback Flap


Single Wing Heel Toe

Switching Wing Toe

Wing Toe

Same Side Wing


OPTIONAL STEPS

Annalisa's 8-beat Riff Walk

Bam Bam

Blur

Clapull

Clunker

Ditto

Dodo

Drawbershay

Farmer

Flabbergast

Hit

Jackhammer

Jimmy

Jinnyshay

Megamines Cramp Roll

Nicaela Quick

Rise

Scopper

Scout       

Scuffit

Scuffout

Shay Roll

Shuffle Heel Step Heel             

Shunk

Skunk

Spackle

Squiggly Wiggly

Steel

Stephunky

Sugar Bop

Swiffle (Tessa Backdraw)

Toto

Tucker


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LEVEL 7

ESSENTIAL STEPS

Hop Shuffle Hop Scuffle Hop Riffle Hop Stomp Spank

Step Riff Brush Heel

Toe Dig Bombershay

Drawback Flam


Switching Pullback Flap Heel Toe

Treadmill Heel


Buffalo Wing

Maxie Ford Wing

Double Waltz Clog Wing

Frap - &a1 - touch (brush if trave

Frap Cramp Roll (NOT flap)


Scuffle Pullback

Buffalo Scuffle

Irish Pullback Heel Flap Heel

Single Pullback Toe

Irish Pullback Toe Flap

Hot Toe

Waltz Clog Scuffle


Scuff Front

Double Scuff Front

Frapback

Cincinnati Flam


Joe Toe Pull

Pullback Dig Toe

3 Sound Pullback

Pullback Shuffle Step


Single Pullback Opposite Toe

Switching Toe Pullback


Pendulum Wing

Scissor Wing

Five Count Wing

Five Count Single Wing - BONUS STEP


Heel-Flam

Jump Flam


OPTIONAL STEPS

Baloney

Brittanyshay

Broken Riff

Clickety Clank

Click Pullback - BONUS STEP

Click Wing

Drawman

Faluffalo - BONUS STEP

Maddalo - BONUS STEP

Riff Raff

Rooster

Rorymeister

Ruffle

Sh-sh-sh-shuffle - BONUS STEP

Sloppy Joe

Teeler - BONUS STEP

Toe Stand Wing

Toro


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NOTES

This tap dance syllabus is designed to give you a rough idea of what level each of these steps can be taught at. Like any syllabus, it is flexible. Some classes move very quickly and others more slowly. Also, I doubt anyone will get to each step in every level. I know I certainly don't. I try to hit the important ones and the rest are optional if I get around to them.


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