Shim Sham full routine

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

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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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