Shim Sham – full routine

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine danced to the music (part 9 of the teaching sequence.).

The full Shim Sham routine danced to music. The moves are:

  • shim sham step
  • full break step
  • pushes and cross overs
  • tackey annie
  • full break
  • half break
  • Then the whole routine is reapeted with freezes instead of the full breaks
  • Shim Sham ends with boogie back, boogie forward and shorty george
  • At the end usually people will start dancing socially with each other until the end of the song

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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Shim Sham performed with music and counts

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine counted out (part 8 of the teaching sequence).

In the video Patrick shows (filmed from behind) how to fully perform the Shim Sham with music. He is also counting so it’s easier to follow. You can check this video before you start learning the Shim Sham or when you are done, to practice the steps together with the teacher.

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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Boogie Back, Boogie Forward and Shorty George

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 7. In this sequence they explain how to perform boogie back, boogie forward and shorty george.

Boogie Back, Boogie Forward and Shorty George: an easy and fun part to perform but it’s good to know the sequence correctly so you don’t end up going on the wrong side of the dance floor.

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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Freeze

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Freeze

Patrick and Natasha show the second part of the shim sham, the part where everything is repeated with breaks in between (part 6 of the teaching sequence).

In this video the teachers show how to hit the breaks in the second part of the Shim Sham.

This is the part where all the full breaks (LINK) are not performed and instead everybody freezes.


Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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The Half Break

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 5.

In this video the teachers show how to perform the Half Breaks (part 5 of the Shim Sham teaching sequence).

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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Tacky Annies

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 4.

In this video the teacher are showing how to perform part 4 of the Shim Sham: the move is called Tacky Annie

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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Pushes and Cross Over

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 3.

In this video the teachers are showing how to perform part 3 of the Shim Sham with the moves called pushes and cross over.

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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Full Break

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 2.

The full break is used repeatedly in the Shim Sham routine. It ends with an apple jack

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
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The song this routine is often danced to is either “T’ain’t What You Do” by Billy May or “The Shim Sham Song” by The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra

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Learn the Shim Sham steps

Patrick and Natasha show the Shim Sham routine part 1.

The Shim Sham routine starts with the shim sham step and then a full break

Teachers: Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet

Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatrickAndNatasha

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

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The Big Apple – from the movie Keep Punching

In this video you can see the original clip p from the 1939 movie “Keep Punching” starring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. This is the famous “Big Apple” routine that is performed (or at least attempted) at many swing dances. In the clip you can see Frankie Manning, the lead dancer for the group,

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This is the original routine: everytime you see the Big Apple Routine performed around the world this is where everybody is getting the inspiration from.

Performed by: Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

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