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soft shoe

1. noun A style of tap dance that uses soft-soled shoes, as opposed to ones with hard metal soles. This phrase can refer to an actual choreographed dance or to a shuffling movement that vaguely resembles it. Thank goodness my sister finally does the soft shoe now—I was so sick of listening to her bang around in her hard tap shoes! Once I realized the boss was on a call, I did a soft shoe back out of her office.
2. verb To perform such a dance or movement. Thank goodness my sister finally soft shoes now—I was so sick of listening to her bang around in her hard tap shoes! Once I realized the boss was on a call, I soft shoed back out of her office.
3. verb By extension, to do something carefully and skillfully. Once the boss made it clear that we were not going to accept the settlement, I soft shoed onto our alternatives.
See also: shoe, soft
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The sequence consisted of steps that are common to both hard shoe and soft shoe dancing.
Syvilla (5.00) may not be in Soft Shoe Shuffle's class but has shown more than enough to suggest she can open her account in the 1m2f fillies' maiden.
The lower incidence of ballet and lower leg, ankle, or foot injuries reported among dancers who currently train in a combination of soft and demi-pointe shoes may be due to the flexibility of the soft shoe. This possibly allows for better recovery from stress in the tissues surrounding the sites of potential overuse injury.
She was familiar with the historic tap moves, soft shoes, and social dances of the period, as well as the minstrel show's standard arrangement of a semicircle of performers flanked by two "end men" and led by an "interlocutor." But she also realized that telling the story of the Scottsboro Boys would require more than what she could gain from research.
Conditions are certain to be more suitable and, given her current progress, Soft Shoe Shuffle should see off these rivals before stepping up in grade.
They then ransacked a workingmen's club and smashed two clocks in the billiards room (definitely not the Soft Shoe Gang for me).
He then proceeds to dance out of the house, perform a soft shoe shuffle in the flashing lights of the approaching panda cars before cha cha cha-ing with some pirouetting police officers.
He's not funny and I've seen better soft shoe shuffles performed on our icy pavements!
SOFT SHOE SHUFFLE: The Red Shoes is being performed at The Unity Theatre until January 22
Soft Shoe Shuffle was sent off 4-5 favourite for the fillies' maiden, and Adam Kirby gave her a very confident ride to come through and comfortably account for Lambda.
This DVD captures Lyn Cramer, a professor of musical theater dance at the University of Oklahoma, teaching two short intermediate-level routines: a not-very-soft soft shoe and a Broadway showstopper, both packed with traditional steps and new variations.
The government is just playing soft shoe with the council and has no intention of putting in any more money.
Well, at least one person is doing a soft shoe shuffle all the way to the bank.
The brainwave of Nichola Smith, the Puma Sole has a soft shoe, a waterproof sandal and a detachable skating frame.
In another study of ankle coordination, subjects ran either in a hard shoe, a soft shoe or unshod.