Online Jazz (vernacular) Dance Lesson Video: Frankie's Shim Sham 1 The Shim Sham Step
Done at dances and swing events worldwide, this classic line dance is a MUST know for all Lindy Hoppers. Frankie Manning held the tradition of doing the Shim Sham at all dances to bring the community together. The original line dance was created by tap dancer Leonard Reed.
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Evita Arce New York, NY, United States
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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 so.
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Thanks to Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas, in 2003, Evita and Michael were introduced to each other while working with Ryan's company in Los Angeles. Since then, Evita and Michael have been members of Swing Xtreme and have performed at The Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Camp Savoy, and at the Lyric Theater in the West End of London.
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