Dean Collins Lindy Hoppers (1983)

Here is a very cool video from 1983 featuring the Dean Collins Lindy Hoppers dance troupe.

Dean Collins was a pivotal figure in bringing Lindy Hop, from it´s place of birth in New York to California back in hey day of the dance.

Dancers: (left to right)
– Lance Shermoen and Mary ann Nunez
– Bobby Hefner and Natalie Gomez
– Dean Collins and Mary Collins
– Tom Boots and Shirley Fietsem
– Bart Bartolo and Kathy Lovelady

Note: Dean Collins passed away just one year after this recording was made.

Check out more information about Dean Collins on Wikipedia here.

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The Dean Collins Shim Sham

Sheila Suarez de Flores and Austin Flores show a breakdown of the Dean Collins Shim Sham a famous variation of the Shim Sham Jazz Routine.

Breakdown

Run through

The moves in this video are:
– Shim sham step.
– Full break (with or without kick ball changes).
– Cross overs also known as pushovers.
– Tackie Annies.
– Half breaks.
– Transition step.
– Suzy Qs.
– Inverted suzy qs.
– Stomp off.
– Cross in fronts.
– Shorty George with tick tocks.
– Tabby the Cat.
– Cross behinde.
– Savoy Charleston.
– Pimp walk.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Sheila Suarez de Flores and Austin Flores
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This is the Dean Collins version of the Shim Sham routine.

The song is often danced to is either “The Shim Sham Song” by The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra or “Tain’t What You Do” by Billy May.
 

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