Mama Stew

Used by Lindy Hoppers to warm up before practicing their routines Steps: Right Kick Left Kick RK RK LK RK LK LK RK LK RK RK LK RK LK LK Hip Hop step Left.Hip Hop step Right Hip Hop step Left.Hip Hop step Right Shim Sham step Rightx2 Shim Sham step Leftx2 Squat...

Dean Collins Shim Sham

The original (tap) Shim Sham, or “Goofers” as it was first named, was choreographed in 1926 by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant for a Whitman Sisters’ show in Chicago. Its first New York outing was performed by the group The Three Little Words, and they performed in the...

Tranky Doo tutorial

Usually danced to the song “Dipsy Doodle” by Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald or “Chant Of The Groove” by Fats Waller. It was created by Frankie Manning and his group “Congaroos” -which copied the first 3 steps of a chorus girl...

Killer Boogie tutorial

This routine was created by Marcus Koch in the recording of World of Swing DVD 5 “Footwork Fast & Fancy” at the end of the 90’s. The song is Killer Boogie by The Killer Jan Rietman. This is the leaders footwork. Followers usually mirror leaders...

First Stop tutorial

Dancers: Lainey Silver and Daniel Newsome. The routine of Lindy Hop “Stops” or “First Stops”, was a creation of Frankie Manning. In 1937 Jimmie Lunceford began playing “Posin” Frankie’s confidence and intuitive understanding...

Shim Sham

R,L,R,R L,R,L,L R,L,R,R T.O.B.A. break TOBA means “Theatre Owners Booking Association” and was a vodeville circuit for afroamerican artists. Called also “TOugh on Black Asses”. Push R & crossover Push L & crossover Push R & crossover Crossover...