Swing music was, literally, made to be danced to. As part of our study, students learn social dances from the period – to help them feel the “swing” of the beat and better interpret the music. This year we learned the “Shim Sham” which was a popular line dance in the Harlem Swing venues of the 1930’s (most notably the Savoy Ballroom).
Interested students have an opportunity to earn extra credit points by participating in our virtual Upbeat performance of the Shim Sham. Information (including a tutorial) is attached, and was reviewed in class before the break. Shim-Sham videos are due Monday 2/22.