Routine Length: 32 Bars
Time Signature: 2/4 (or 6/8)
Musical Selection: March
Tempo Range: 50 to 56 bars per minute.
The Gypsy Tap may also be danced in 4/4 time when using more modern pieces of music (pop, rock, disco etc.). In this case the routine would be only 16 bars long, and have a scripted tempo range of 25 to 28 bars per minute. However, when using this style of music Long-Steps will often use a tempo range of 28 to 32 bars per minute.
Long-Steps currently teaches the Gypsy Tap periodically during our Beginner Classes, and by Private Tuition. Long-Steps teaches the Gypsy Tap according to a combination of Russ Hesketh’s New Vogue Championship Dances (6th Ed.) and Neville Boyd’s New Vogue Sequence Dancing and the Viennese Waltz.