I’m terrible at keeping journals. I admire their purpose, but I can never keep up with the commitment. I always stop to doodle and quickly get sick of hearing myself talk about the same things over and over.
There are many things to love about tap dancing. There is the shuffle, an even beat made from the balanced forward-backward brush of the ball of the shoe across the floor. More rhythmically, the flap involves a syncopated brush forward that ends in a separate tap with the ball of the foot. For more complexity, the riff requires the toe and heel to dig through the ground in separate movements that create a deeper and longer sound.