Gimme . A . Break .

Crazy Socks TapThe Break in dance or music is defined as a two-measure movement that follows a six-measure movement to complete an eight-measure phrase. These are commonly used and taught in association with Time Steps but may be used in any format. This page is devoted to such breaks as:

Buck Breaks:

Single Buck Break: Demo

Measure / Count / Movement

8 and – Shuffle R fwd

1………….    1 – Hop L

2 – Step R back

and 3 – Shuffle L Fwd

and – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R fwd

2………….     5 – Hop L

and 6 – Flap R fwd

and 7 – Ball change L-R

 

Double Buck Break: Demo

Measure / Count / Movement

8 and – Shuffle R fwd

1………….    1 – Hop L

and 2 – Flap R forward

and 3 – Shuffle L Fwd

and – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R fwd

2………….     5 – Hop L

and 6 – Flap R fwd

and 7 – Ball change L-R

 

 

Toe Tap Buck Break: Demo

Measure / Count / Movement

8 and – Shuffle R fwd

1………….    1 – Hop L

and – Toe tap R bk

2 – Step R back

and 3 – Shuffle L Fwd

and – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R fwd

2………….     5 – Hop L

and 6 – Flap R fwd

and 7 – Ball change L-R

 

 

Triple Buck Break: Demo

Measure / Count / Movement

8 and – Shuffle R fwd

1………….    1 – Hop L

and a – Shuffle R (to R side)

2 – Step R back

and 3 – Shuffle L Fwd

and – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R fwd

2………….     5 – Hop L

and 6 – Flap R fwd

and 7 – Ball change L-R

 

 

Double Triple Buck Break: Demo 

(Note* Softshoe combo leads into this break)

Measure / Count / Movement

8 and – Shuffle R fwd

1………….    1 – Hop L

and a – Shuffle R (to R side)

2 – Step R (to L foot)

and a – Shuffle L (to Left side)

3 – Leap fwd to L ft (to L side)

and – Step R (XB of L)

4 and – Shuffle L fwd

2………….     5 – Hop L

and 6 – Flap R fwd

and 7 – Ball change L-R