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.

Thriller tap steps  (intermediate)

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

beginners to advanced 



1927 BS Chorus

Breakdown of 4 step dance as taught by Eddie Brown.

Irish Heart (early section with music)

Song of the Volga Boatmen

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

Note from Howard: I am still building out this page. There will be much more material here soon of all categories. 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).

Come Rain or Come Shine, Section 1

beginners routine  **new**


Manteca 2014​

Spanish Flea with music

(low intermediate routine)


​Shim Sham steps

​As taught by Leonard Reed