This Episode #4 features the Shim Sham line dance and includes both a demonstration of the dance followed by a break down of some of the steps and patterns. We’ve chosen to release this Episode in May, the birthday month of Frankie Manning who first arranged and choreographed this version of the Shim Sham. The Shim Sham originated as a tap dance choreographed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant in 1928. The piece was originally intended as a show finale that could be done by all the performers.

Thanks to some of the all-time greats of Lindy Hop, like Frankie Manning, this dance also became the staple line dance in the world of swing. Our mission is to keep our fans and friends active during this quarantine period. We aim to share positive energy globally and show solidarity and unity worldwide during the Coronavirus situation. Find our episodes on this Lindyland channel or go to credits: music: Stompin’ At The Savoy – Benny Goodman