Learn Tap Terms: Step, Stamp, Stomp


In this tutorial, tap dance authority Kaleena Miller distinguishes between the closely related terms step, stamp, and stomp in tap dancing. A step involves a weight shift executed on the balls of your feet, often serving as the opening move in a sequence. It resembles walking on your tiptoes. A stomp, on the other hand, is a non-weight-bearing action where your entire foot leaves the ground briefly, creating a single sound. A stamp is similar to a stomp but is weight-bearing and involves leaving your entire foot in contact with the ground.

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