I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap (1984)

Genres - Dance  |   Sub-Genres - Jazz & Modern Dance  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Bonnie Franklin ably teaches tap dancing to the most inexperienced student in I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap. Her enthusiasm for the style is apparent in this easily absorbed lesson. The star of One Day at a Time has been teaching since she was 12 and has appeared in several theatrical productions. Her skill level translates into a fundamental know-how of what steps to push. The "waltz clog," the "soft shoe," and the "time step" are all broken down for the beginning learner. After demonstrating the moves several times, Franklin concludes with a fleshed-out tap routine. Fans of this release seem confident after only a few viewings. Most are still anxiously awaiting a follow-up. For the curious or out of practice dancer, this video comes highly recommended.

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dance [art], dance-instructor, dance-lessons, exercise, tap-dance, techniques, waltz