Dec 8

Holiday Class Series: Shim Sham

Category: dances

Originally a dance entitled “Goofus”, the Shim Sham appeared in 1927 and was choreographed by Leonard Reed. Beloved, Founding Father of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning had his own variation on this line dance which has since become sort of the defacto National Anthem of Swing Dancers (poetically speaking of course). And when dancers hear Jimmy Lunceford’s “T’aint What You Do (It’s the Way That Cha Do It)”, they rush to the front of the room and begin clapping and stomping.

You might’ve witnessed this at a dance or maybe you’ve never seen it before. An exhilarating and ebullient dance, the Shim Sham is fairly easy choreography to learn, so we recommend this for all levels, no experience or partner is required.

Abby is a board member of the BSC has been dancing regularly for 4 years, but has had a love for dancing and jazz since she was a child. She recently taught Michael Jackson’s Thriller line dance at Calling All Zombies, our Halloween dance, and is a very enthusiastic and dynamic teacher.

Lesson : 8:30pm – 9:30pm
$10 advanced registration via website, $12 at the door (register here.)

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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