Lessons:

TAPPIN' THE SHIM SHAM
Mondays - March 21st & 28th
Taugt by: Michelle Postles
7:00 - 8:00 pm

$12 ( includes the class + your Hot Jam admission)
$7 (Class Only)

In the late 1920s and the 1930s, at the end of many performances, all of the musicians, singers, and dancers would get together on stage and do one last routine: the Shim Sham Shimmy. The Shim Sham routine created by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant in 1927 uses four popular tap steps of the period: the Shim Sham, the Push and Crossover, the Tackie Annie (or Tack Annie), and the Half Break.  The dance was performed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant around the South while they were touring with the Whitman Sisters Troupe and was then to the Shim Sham Club in New York, where chorus girls were added to the dance. The chorus girls further varied the dance by shaking their shoulders while doing the first step, and soon the dance became known as the Shim Sham Shimmy.

Beginner/Intermediate Class

**Previous basic tap experience will be helpful, but beginners are welcome!**