Dancing vs Clapping: It’s Better to Look Like an Idiot Than to Sound Like One


Thank Rocky Jones for this delightful cartoon.  And I also thank my friend and fellow dancer Shala Marie for bringing it to my attention.

This is the best explanation of clapping on the 2 and 4 I’ve ever seen.

The info about the snare drum was news to me.  Dancers for the most part clap on the 2 and 4 because, well, it just feels right.  And as Duke Ellington so eloquently put it, it’s hip to do so.  Until now, however, I never really understood why.

In a recent dance blog, I not too long ago wrote about this very subject, so if you haven’t had enough of this topic yet, watch this charming explanation!


By LaurieAnn Lepoff

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