Learn the famous swing line dances, The Shim Sham & The Tranky Doo, in a one month, beginner friendly series! Come for one, stay for both!
The Shim Sham (aka The Shim Sham Shimmy) originated in the 1920s as a tap dance choreographed by Willie Bryant and Leonard Reed. Shortly thereafter, swing dancers at the Savoy Ballroom began doing this dance without the taps. During the 1980s with the help of the famed Frankie Manning, it became a staple in the swing dance community as a fun line dance that is now done at dance events WORLDWIDE! This class will focus on the basics of the dance while also showcasing some fun stylizations!
Weeks 2, 3, & 4:
The Tranky Doo is a famous jazz line dance choreographed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers' Pepsi Bethel and Frankie Manning (or one or the other, I don't think anyone is truly sure). The dance is now synonymous with the song «Dipsy Doodle»performed by Ella Fitzgerald and written by Larry Clinton. It's a fun dance with a lot of great jazz and Charleston moves!
$15 to drop-in/class
$45 for the whole month (4 classes)
6:00 — 7:00 PM
Monday nights, February 5, 12, 19, & 26!
Pre-register by emailing: [email protected]
or just show up a few minutes early.
Please inquire for student, teacher, senior, and military discounts!
Located directly behind Spa in the City!
Free parking in the lot on the south side of the building
About the teacher:
Lark is a swing dance instructor, performer, and choreographer. She teaches students from preschool to retirement home, and finds true happiness from sharing her passion with others.