Bronze Star Tap Theory Quiz

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Bronze Star Tap Theory Quiz - Quiz

This quiz will be testing your knowledge of the ATOD Tap Bronze Star theory questions as well as your understanding of the content covered in class. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The knees are relaxed at the end of a Tap Spring. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    At the end of a Tap Spring, the knees are relaxed. This means that the knees are not kept stiff or locked, but rather in a relaxed position. This is important to allow for proper technique and execution of the tap spring movement. Keeping the knees relaxed also helps to prevent strain or injury to the knees. Therefore, the statement that the knees are relaxed at the end of a Tap Spring is true.

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  • 2. 

    The time signature for the Junior Waltz Time Step is 4/4. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The time signature for the Junior Waltz Time Step is not 4/4.

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  • 3. 

    At the end of a Flap the knees are well relaxed. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    At the end of a Flap, the knees are not well relaxed. In fact, the knees are typically straightened and locked in order to provide a sharp and crisp sound. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 4. 

    A Single Time Step consists of a shuffle hop, step, tap step, step. True or false? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A Single Time Step in tap dancing typically consists of a shuffle, hop, step, tap step, and a final step. Therefore, the statement that a Single Time Step consists of a shuffle, hop, step, tap step, and step is true.

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  • 5. 

    The Double Waltz Time Step exercise starts with a tap spring onto the right foot. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Double Waltz Time Step exercise does not start with a tap spring onto the right foot. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    The loudest step in a Single Time Step is the tap step. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is False. This means that the loudest step in a Single Time Step is not the tap step.

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  • 7. 

    When completing a Pick Up Change you must remember to land on the ball of the foot. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When completing a Pick Up Change, it is important to remember to land on the ball of the foot. This is because landing on the ball of the foot allows for better balance, control, and stability. It also helps to absorb shock and allows for a smoother transition between movements. Landing on the ball of the foot is a common technique used in various dance styles to ensure proper alignment and prevent injuries.

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  • 8. 

    A Nerve Beat is a crisp, sharp, clear beat. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A Nerve Beat is described as a crisp, sharp, clear beat. This implies that it is a distinct and easily recognizable beat. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 9. 

    A Flap and a Tap Step are not similar steps or movements. True or false? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. A Flap and a Tap Step are similar steps or movements.

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  • 10. 

    A key quality required in the tapping technique is;

    • A.

      Use of the head and arms

    • B.

      Good posture

    • C.

      Sharp and clear beats with light and shade sounds

    • D.

      All of these three qualities 

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these three qualities 
    Explanation
    All of these three qualities are required in the tapping technique because they contribute to the overall effectiveness and precision of the technique. The use of the head and arms helps in creating fluid and coordinated movements, while good posture ensures proper alignment and balance. Sharp and clear beats with light and shade sounds are essential for creating rhythm and dynamics in the tapping performance. Therefore, all three qualities are necessary for achieving a successful tapping technique.

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  • 11. 

    How are the knees in the Wing exercise?

    • A.

      Straight and locked into place

    • B.

      Relaxed throughout except for a rise and fall with the flicking action

    • C.

      Relaxed when completing all aspects of the step

    Correct Answer
    B. Relaxed throughout except for a rise and fall with the flicking action
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Relaxed throughout except for a rise and fall with the flicking action." This means that during the Wing exercise, the knees should be relaxed for most of the movement, but there should be a rise and fall motion with the flicking action of the exercise. This suggests that the knees should be slightly bent and then straightened during the flicking action, while remaining relaxed throughout the rest of the exercise.

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  • 12. 

    A Tap Spring is a;

    • A.

      A forward beat and a spring landing on the same foot

    • B.

       A forward beat and a spring landing on the opposite foot

    • C.

      A backward beat and a spring landing on the same foot

    Correct Answer
    A. A forward beat and a spring landing on the same foot
    Explanation
    A Tap Spring is a combination of a forward beat and a spring landing on the same foot. This means that the tap dancer performs a quick strike of the foot on the floor (forward beat) followed by a spring or jump on the same foot. This combination creates a rhythmic and energetic movement in tap dancing.

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  • 13. 

    The counts for the Double Shuffle Ball Change step are;

    • A.

      1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8

    • B.

      8 & 1 - 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8

    • C.

      & a 1 & a 2 - & a 3 & a 4 - & a 5 & a 6 - & a 7 & a 8

    Correct Answer
    C. & a 1 & a 2 - & a 3 & a 4 - & a 5 & a 6 - & a 7 & a 8
  • 14. 

    What style is shown in a 3/4 Waltz Routine?

    • A.

      Sharp and clear beats with light and shade sounds 

    • B.

      A soft, flowing and natural presentation. 

    • C.

      An upbeat, strong and bright presentation

    Correct Answer
    B. A soft, flowing and natural presentation. 
    Explanation
    A 3/4 Waltz Routine is characterized by a soft, flowing, and natural presentation. This style emphasizes graceful movements and smooth transitions, creating a sense of elegance and fluidity. The dancers aim to create a sense of flow and continuity in their movements, with a focus on expressing the music's melody and rhythm. This style contrasts with sharp and clear beats with light and shade sounds, which suggests a more dynamic and rhythmic approach, and an upbeat, strong, and bright presentation, which implies a more energetic and lively performance.

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  • 15. 

    A ________ is an outward and inward flicking action of the ankle.  You should ensure to maintain ________ knees throughout. 

    Correct Answer
    Wing
    relaxed
    Explanation
    A wing is an outward and inward flicking action of the ankle. You should ensure to maintain relaxed knees throughout.

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  • 16. 

    The steps within the Single Time Step Break are as follows; shuffle hop, ________, shuffle step, ________ step, shuffle ________ change. 

    Correct Answer
    step
    shuffle
    ball
    Explanation
    The steps within the Single Time Step Break are as follows: shuffle hop, step, shuffle step, ball step, shuffle ball change.

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  • 17. 

    To complete the Pick Up Heel Drop Step you must raise the ball of the ________ foot and hit the ground where the ________ was resting, heel drop on ________ foot and step back onto the working foot. 

    Correct Answer
    working
    heel
    supporting
    Explanation
    To complete the Pick Up Heel Drop Step, you must raise the ball of the working foot and hit the ground where the supporting foot was resting. Then, you perform a heel drop on the working foot and step back onto the supporting foot.

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  • 18. 

    The steps that make the ________ sounds in the Double Waltz Time Step are a tap ________, shuffle, ball change. 

    Correct Answer
    six
    spring
    Explanation
    The Double Waltz Time Step consists of six steps, starting with a tap, followed by a shuffle and a ball change. The word "spring" does not fit in the context of the steps that make the sounds in this particular dance sequence.

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  • 19. 

    A step is a ________ of ________ from one foot to the other foot 

    Correct Answer
    change
    weight
    Explanation
    A step is a change of weight from one foot to the other foot.

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  • 20. 

    When demonstrating the Step Ball Heels step you need to ensure to show an even, steady rhythm. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When demonstrating the Step Ball Heels step, it is important to show an even, steady rhythm. This means that the movements should flow smoothly and consistently, without any abrupt changes in speed or timing. By maintaining a steady rhythm, the dancer can showcase the proper execution of the step and make it easier for others to follow along.

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