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Learn the Shim Sham

Join us Monday 4 November, 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Possibly *the most* performed stroll in the modern swing dance community, the Shim Sham is a *must-know* solo jazz choreography. The Shim Sham has it’s roots in tap and it’s origins on the 1920’s stage. Originally attributed to Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant but made famous amongst swing dancers by Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning, the Shim Sham is now performed at social dances and events all over the world!

Shim Sham led by Frankie Manning at Lindyfest 2007

Course Times & Content

WEEK 1: MONDAY 4 NOVEMBER, 7.15pm - 8.15pm
Getting Started: Exploring the trickier steps and transitions.

WEEK 2: MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 7.15pm - 8.15pm
Finishing Touches: Putting it all together and finishing off the choreography.

All welcome – no dance experience necessary for Week 1.

Shim Sham led by Frankie's son Chazz at Lindyfest 2016

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes for dancing and active movement (wear heels and shoes that slip off easily at your own peril)
  • Bottle of water
  • Fan or towel
  • Change of shirt/top
  • Deodorant
  • Notebook – highly recommended!