& Peter ~~ Swing Shift present
Collins' Shim Sham!
May 4, 2002
Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach (map)
COLLINS' SHIM SHAM
is a fantastic dance based on and expanded from the traditional Shim Sham
choreographed, non-partnered routine begins with a wonderfully stylized
of the original Shim Sham and is followed by whole new sections of classic
to challenge and delight even the most seasoned dancer! This is a
to your dancing repertoire, and will be a source of inspiration in your
Hop for a long time to come!
Collins started dancing at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
came to Los Angeles in 1936 to get into movies and won his
dance contest at the Palomar Ballroom. Dean Collins went on
dance in or choreograph many Hollywood movies. He had a wonderful
distinct style of dancing which we now call "Hollywood Style".
began teaching his version of Lindy, which grew into what is
West Coast Swing, which became the Official State Dance of California.
Dean Collins Shim Sham" promises to be a terrific
with loads of challenging new footwork for EVERYBODY!!!
Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach; 4pm until 7pm; $25;
to everyone! http://www.swingshiftontap or
register on-line, scroll down to registration form below