SHIM SHAM CLASS – Learn The Classic Jazz Routine

It’s Shim Sham time again! This is your chance to learn the most popular of the Swing routines. The Shim Sham is the most famous of all of the Swing line dances and has become legendary the world over.

However this time will be a little different as it will be taught at two levels. I’ll be teaching the ‘Basic’ Shim Sham (the one most people do) and also the ‘Traditional’ Shim Sham (this is almost exactly the same only there are small footwork differences. Some of the traditional flourishes were removed from the original to make it easier for people to learn, so you can think of the Traditional as being for people that are already comfortable with the Basic Shim Sham).

The creation of the Shim Sham is credited to Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant and was originally called ‘Goofus’! The Shim Sham is tap related in origin and was embraced by the Swing Revivalists in the 80s, bringing it back to full prominence. The Shim Sham is often danced at the Mustang Bar in the breaks or at many of the major Swing events here in Perth. The Shim Sham is a fantastic way to improve your timing, syncopation and to learn a bevy of classic Jazz steps!

WHERE: Subiaco Scout Hall, 399 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

WHEN: Monday, May 9th, 8.15pm – 9.45pm

COST: $20