Upcoming Shim Sham Workshop in Farnham


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Shim Sham workshop in Farnham!

Join Bob and his team for an immersive two-and-a-half-hour workshop, introducing you to the infectious energy of the Shim Sham stroll. Experience the heart of classic jazz dance at All Hallows School in picturesque Farnham.

The Shim Sham stroll, a timeless emblem of the jazz era, originated as a captivating ensemble routine for tap dancers in various shows during the 1930s. Its evolution into a cherished favourite among dancers in vibrant nightclubs solidified its place in dance history. Renowned lindy hopper Frankie Manning, a luminary of the original era, ensured the Shim Sham's legacy lived on by imparting its magic to subsequent generations of dancers during the swing revival in the 1980s and 90s. Today, swing enthusiasts consider mastering the Shim Sham a rite of passage.

Furthermore, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Mytchett Tea Dance. Showcase your newfound skills and join the joyous celebration of swing dance with fellow enthusiasts. Don't miss your chance to be part of this exhilarating journey through jazz history. Reserve your spot today and get ready to shimmy, shuffle, and strut like never before!

The Shim Sham is most frequently danced to one of several songs. These include Jimmie Lunceford version of Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) or the Erskine Hawkins version of Tuxedo Junction from the original Big Band era. More recently, Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra created The Shim Sham Song which is designed around the routine!

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Join Bob and the team for a two-and-a-half-hour workshop to learn the Shim Sham stroll at All Hallows School, Farnham!

This is THE classic jazz era stroll, which started life as an ensemble routine for tap dancers performing at shows and was adopted by dancers in the nightclubs of the 1930s. Legendary original-era lindy hopper Frankie Manning made sure to share this routine with a new generation of dancers when swing started to become popular again in the 1980s and 90s. It's a must-know routine for all swing dancers.

This workshop is taking place before the next Mytchett Tea Dance, so you can learn at our workshops and join in at the next social dance!

The Shim Sham is most frequently danced to the Jimmie Lunceford version of Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) or the Erskine Hawkins version of Tuxedo Junction from the original Big Band era. More recently, Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra created The Shim Sham Song which is designed around the routine!

Terms & Ticket Cancellation Refund Policy

View full terms and conditions on the link below. This includes Ticket Cancellation Refunds Policy, Event Cancellation, Changes To Advertised Line Up, Aborting Events, and Transfer of Tickets. It also makes clear that a ticket purchase is for your personal enjoyment of the evening and does not provide permission to promote other events or similar. By purchasing a ticket for this event, you accept the terms and conditions detailed on this link.

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