Journal Entries From Category: “Tutorials”


Frankie Manning and Chazz Young lead the Shim Sham

Shim Sham Breakdown

On: October 14, 2010 | Under: Tutorials

The Shim Sham was originally a Tap Dance choreographed by Leonard Reed called The Shim Sham Shimmy.  Swing Dancers got a hold of it and took out the taps.  Swing Dancers everywhere know the Shim Sham as taught by Frankie Manning and his students.  I learned this version of the Shim Sham directly from Frankie [...]

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Hat Trick Shim Sham Tutorial

On: October 12, 2010 | Under: Tutorials

Tips and Tops present their Hat Trick Shim Sham for you to learn and perform.  If you perform the routine, send me a link and we will give you a “T” name and induct you into the Club for Tricksters.  Below is a playlist of the 12 parts as we break it down.