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Tap Shim Sham Tutorials

Where to find free, online videos teaching the tap dance known as the sham sham.for tap dancers. The tutorial displayed at the top of this page features Jersey Tap Fest founder and director Hillary-Marie Michael teaching all of the sections of the Shim Sham in a single video she released in early 2017. The videos further down the teach and demonstrate each section separately.

Hillary-Marie's Shim Sham Tutorial

Multiple-Video Shim Sham Tutorials and Demos

Shelby Kaufman's Shim Sham Tutorials
Shim Sham tutorials taught by tap dance instructor Shelby Kaufman of City Center Dance in White Plains, New York.
- First Shim Sham Tutorial: The Break
- Step 1 of the Shim Sham Tutorial: Shim Sham Step
- Step 2 of the Shim Sham Tutorial: Crossover Step
- Step 3 of the Shim Sham Tutorial: Tack Annie
- Step 4 of the Shim Sham Tutorial: Half Break
- Full Sham Sham With Freeze Chorus

Evita and Nathan's Shim Sham Demonstrations
Shim Sham tap dance demonstrated section-by-section by tap dancers Evita Arce and Nathan Bugh.
- Shim Sham Demonstration Number 1: Shim Sham Tap Step
- Shim Sham Demonstration Number 2: The Break Step
- Shim Sham Demstration Number 3: Brush and Cross
- Shim Sham Demonstration Number 4: Tack Annies
- Shim Sham Demonstratiohn Number 5: Half Breaks
- Shim Sham Demonstration Number 6: Putting It All Together

Claudia Rahardjanoto's Shim Sham Tutorials
- Learn the Shim Sham Part 1
- Learn the Shim ShamPart 2

Single-Video Shim Sham Tutorials

Howard Blume's Shim Sham Tutorial
California tap dancing instructor Howard Blume teaching the original and second chorus of the Shim Sham in a video about 5 minutes and 40 seconds long. For more about Howard Blume and his Los Angeles tap dancing classes see his Tap With Howard Web site.

Peter Flahiff's Shim Sham Tutorial

Stephen Colbert Learning the Shim Sham Break
Features Michelle Dorrance teaching television show host Stephen Colbert to do the Shim Sham break.

Specific Step Shim Sham Tutorials

Rod Howell Teaching the Shim Sham Dance Move
Includes the first step in the Shim Sham dance and the Shim Sham break.

Christie Moulton Teaching the Shim Sham Step

Shim Sham Tap Dance Demo Videos for Beginners

Alexandra Crandall's Beginning Shim Sham Shimmy

Pantusodance "Beginning Shim Sham" Video

Mayra Jernigan Dancing the Shim Sham

Heidi Stafford's Beginner Version of the Shim Sham

All About the Shim Sham

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