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Dorothy Wasserman created this unique interpretation of the Shim Sham Shimmy in 1978, while teaching, choreographing and performing in Boston, MA. In 1985 and 1986 the dance was performed in New York City’s Greenwich Village in Jane Goldberg’s All Women’s Tap Show, Sole Sisters. The review of that show in the Village Voice says of Wasserman, “Lanky and casual, (DW) lays down the taps with confidence, enjoying every second of her dancing”. Gregory Hines saw The Dorothy Shim Sham and featured it in the 1989 Tri-Star major motion picture TAP, starring Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., and Savion Glover. It has been taught world wide by the master teacher/performer Dianne Walker, who has helped to make this version of the Shim Sham a classic. This instructional video will take you through the dance step by step with teacher/choreographer Dorothy Wasserman. Dorothy has been teaching tap for over 30 years and knows how students learn best! Her clear method makes this highly syncopated dance accessible to advanced beginners through advanced tappers. (DVD 88 Mins )

The Dorothy Shim Sham (DVD)

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