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Online Tap Dance Lesson Video: Tap Shim Sham 3 Pushes And Cross

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This lesson teaches one of the steps in the tap Shim Sham routine as created by Leonard Reed. This lesson, part 3 of 6, utilizes toe-heels. Breakdown includes body-positioning and arm styling details, tips for doing in flat tap shoes and high heel tap shoes, plus all the timing, rhythm, and footwork details needed to nail this step.


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Evita Arce New York, NY, United States

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Instructor Bio

Evita Arce is a Swing dance phemon, known internationally for her
endless energy, inspiring performances, and elegant, feminine
movement. Whether on stage or leading a class, her vibrant persona
inspires on-lookers to dance and live in the moment. She has taught
all over the world at Lindy Hop events spanning the US to the UK,
Japan to Australia, Canada to Europe.

As a teacher, Evita's patience and bright, friendly classroom manor
belies the extraordinary depth of her technical knowledge. She is
adament about understanding anatomy and efficiancy of movement. Her
open, enthusiastic connection with people lends to her entertaining
communication in the classroom. Evita has had the great privileged of
partnering several amazing teachers including, Michael Jagger, Nathan
Bugh, Joel Plys, Manu Smith, Steven Mitchell, and Ryan Francois!

As a performer, Evita has appeared on television, and on major stages
in three different continents. Evita danced the feature Lindy Hop role
in multiple tours of the Broadway musical "SWING!". At the landmark
"Frankie 95" memorial, Evita was among the hand full of performers to
appear before 2,000 Swing dancers from around the globe.

Evita is a member of Ryan's company, Swing Xtreme. With the company,
she has performed at The Edinburgh Jazz Festival and the prestigious
Lyric Theatre in London's West End. Evita is also a member of The
Killer Dillers who won the team division at ILHC and are quickly
appearing all over the world for their array of authentic jazz dances.

Evita has choreographed and danced for Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in DC, celebrating MLK
and President Obama's inauguration. Evita choreographed "Sleigh Bells
Swing," a 2 week show in Time Square with George Gee's Orchestra at
the Edison Ballroom. Evita is exceptionally proud of her recent
success directing the 2009 New Years Eve show, The Red Hot Rythnm
Review, at Lindy Focus.

Commercials and television appearances have popped up frequently since
Evita, with partner Michael Jagger, advanced to finals in season three
of FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance"--the only Lindy Hop couple to do

Nathan Bugh New York, NY, United States

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Instructor Bio

Nathan Bugh is known by his students as an insightful and thorough communicator. Nathan has been teaching dance professionally since 2002 and has taught at a wide variety of camps and venues, such as Swing Out New Hampshire, Providence Swings, the Rudolstadt Festival of Germany, Dance Flurry, The Fieldston School, and The Juilliard School. He has been a guest of several artist-in-residence programs and teaches weekly classes at Dance Manhattan, Columbia University Swing Club, Swing 46, and the Vanaver Caravan Institute.

Nathan performed with the Vanaver Caravan at the Rudolstadt Festival and in a televised concert in the Redlands, California. He danced Lindy Hop in Noemi LaFrance's site-specific odyssey, Agora II. He frequently performs for New York City organizations and has appeared in many of New York's exciting public venues, like Pier 54, The NYC Dance Parade, Lincoln Center, and Spiegelworld.

Nathan also holds 1st-3rd place awards in multiple Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Cabaret competitions. He began his Lindy Hop training in 1998 with Tina Morales and Carnell Pipkin, and studied Tap with Robert L. Reed. Nathan holds a bachelor's degree in music from Oklahoma City University and a master's degree from The Juilliard School. His extensive music training allows him to count ANYTHING.

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