EXERCISES

Summertime -- Part Two with Music

PERFORMANCES

SUMMERTIME

ROUTINES/STEPS.

Blue Skies -- Count Basie

  Part 1: with music

​  Part 1: Breakdown of steps

  Part 2: with music

  Part 2: Breakdown of steps (link coming soon)

Come Rain or Come Shine (beginners routine)

Irish Heart (early section with music)

Me and My Shadow:

Manteca 2014​

Song of the Volga Boatmen

Run through with music. (The six steps back on the diagonal should be a pullback combo.) Intermediate level.

1927 BS Chorus

Breakdown of 4 step dance as taught by Eddie Brown.

Thriller tap steps  (intermediate)

Video is a little wobbly, but good for students to review.

beginners to advanced 

Summertime -- Part One with music !!NEW!!

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​Shim Sham steps

​As taught by Leonard Reed

Spanish Flea with music

(low intermediate routine)

Summertime -- Breakdown Part 1 Steps !!NEW!!

Section 2, Part B, with music

Shim Sham with slow music

As taught by Leonard Reed

These vary in class, but this gives you an idea of some of the technique, and, if you want, something to work on or warm up with.

AFINIDAD

Note from Howard: I regularly add material to this page. Nearly all of these are low-tech videos and mainly for my students (as opposed to something that the archivists at the Smithsonian would want).  On the left side, the routines are listed by name in alphabetical order. The most popular videos, predictably, are the Shim Sham, 1927 BS Chorus and Eddie Brown BS Chorus.