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Shim Sham Class

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A three week class with…

Instructors: Anna and Shelley

Sunday Afternoons

2:30 to 4:00pm

Classes are on hiatus.

Cost: $35/person

Location: The Longwood Ballroom

The Shim Sham is a jazz era dance routine originally done by Vaudeville performers in the early 1900’s. While there are many variations of the Shim Sham around today, the version popular amongst swing dancers and Lindy Hoppers is a solo group dance (dare we say “line”?) that incorporates various jazz steps. In this three week class, Anna and Shelley will teach you the whole dance from time steps, to cross-overs and Tacky Annies. The focus will be on the Frankie Manning version as it’s the most common seen on the dance floor. You’ll get a chance to practice it as a group step-by-step until you have it down pat. You’ll even learn a few areas where you can improv or do variations.

What’s it look like? Watch a video of Frankie himself leading it! Or maybe a few advanced variations and alternates.

This is a solo/group jazz dance, so no partner is needed and beginners are welcome. No previous dance experience is needed.

Price & Registration: Advance registration is now closed. You may still register for the class by showing up and paying the Day-of rate ($40) by either cash or check (no credit or debit cards can be accepted). For questions, please call 407-766-9849 or email lessons@FlyinFootwork.com.

 

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“I wanted to send a little note expressing my appreciation for the amazing job you did teaching me how to dance. I went to all the events for ORLX this past weekend and had some wonderful compliments about my dancing. The biggest one, that topped them all was when a lead said to me, "...your style of dancing is so authentic. It is how the old timers would say they used to dance." Thank you, thank you, thank you...for keeping true to the origin of the dance and passing that on to your students without corruption. It made me extra proud to say who my instructors were. Another lead I danced with was from JAX and attended your workshop there and after I told him who I learned from he said, "oh, yes of course! you are so lucky to have them in Orlando." I just beamed and agreed. What more can one say...keep up the good work seems trite, but it is heartfelt!”

- Jessica

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“I like the class because it is very organized and they are very attentive. It is a lot of fun and it is a good workout as well. Thanks Rob and Dawn for the great class!!”

- "jbarba" Posted to The A-List


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