Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham Variation

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham Variation

 

Definition :

Shim-Sham :: An early tap movement that has endured many years ands is still used extensively.

Measure / Count / Movement

Shim— Sham Variation ::

Measure / Count / Movement

8 – Heel tap R fwd
And 1 – Brush step R back
2 – Heel tap L fwd
And 3 – Brush step L bk
4 – Heel tap R fwd
And 5 – Brush step R back
And – Step L
6 – Heel tap R fwd
And 7 – Brush step R back

 

Here is the shuffle step version if you wan to see.

 

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Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

Crazy Socks Tap ™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Shim Sham

 

Definition ::

Shim Sham :: An early tap movement that has endured many years and is still used extensively.

Measure / Count /  Movement

8 and – Shuffle R – Step R

2 and – Shuffle L

3 – Step L

4 and – Shuffle R

5 and – Ball change R-L

6 and – Shuffle R

7 – Step R

 

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Crazy Socks Tap™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Ball Change

Crazy Socks Tap™️ :: How to Tap Dance :: The Ball Change

Definition ::

A changing of the weigth on the balls of the feet from one foot to other; executed forward, to the side, or in place :

Measure / Count / Movement

and – Step R bk. ) Ball Change
1 – Step L fwd )
And – Step R bk
2 – Step L fwd
And – Step R bk
3 – Step L fwd
And – Step R bk
4 – Step L fwd

This could also be known as Back – Front

As you may have noticed, I have added some variations to the sequence, including a step in between and a faster rhythm.It still all amounts to a Ball Change as the base.

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The Nutcracker :: What’s Your Flavor?

The Nutcracker :: What’s Your Flavor?

Nutcracker

Pink Ballerina Earrings
Dewdrop Deux

A million or more posts on the Nutcracker every season, and this is my first ever. I am a side-lined dancer for now, so I want to get in on this season’s premier of the movie with a jewelry twist.

Which part of the well-known ballet is your favorite? What’s your flavor. Coffee? Tea? Do you prefer the spicy flavors of the Orient or the sweet aromas of the land of sugarplums and candy canes? A fountain of creativity flows from our child-like minds when dwelling on the classic. Full of excitement and imagination, it gives a dreamer a reason to lie on the floor with Waltz of the Flowers playing in the background.

This year the Nutcrackers have been plentiful in stores, even reaching the rooted country atmosphere of south Georgia gift shops and drugs stores. McGlamorous site being no exception, I am posting our part on the marketing stage.

Purple Ballerina Bracelet
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy

The designs are inspired by soldiers, ballerinas and pearls, and glitter and dance. They include bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, and can be purchased directly from the site, or can been seen in person at 30A Ballet in Seagrove Beach, Florida. A good friend has been kind enough to display and sell them in her wonderful new studio. They make great gifts for children in the arts, first time performers of the ballet, spring recital trinkets, and even graduation gifts for dancing teenage seniors. Teachers may also enjoy the gift of dance expressed in pearl form as well.

Blue Soldier Bracelet
Blue Nutcracker Soldier Bracelet

Pieces are a mix of  Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, and a ballerina as a focal point, all with decorative metal clasps. Other pieces inspired by dance are also available on the site.

Take a peek this special season, and enjoy.

Thanks!

 

~ McGlamorous

 

How to Tap Dance :: Crazy Socks Tap™ :: Shuffle with Bandy Twist

How to Tap Dance :: Crazy Socks Tap™ :: Shuffle with Bandy Twist

Shuffle with Bandy Twist

 

Here is the continuation of the Bandy Twist combo. I added a few shuffles and ball change for rhythm and fun.

 

With Counts: Part C. (With Shuffle)

1-Step R

and 2-Shuffle L fwd

and 3-Ball change L-R

and- Pivot on R for 1/2 turn R

4- Step L

 

Song: Rhumboogie by the Andrews Sisters

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