Hat Trick Shim Sham Tutorial

Tips & Tops aka Kevin St. Laurent & Shesha Marvin

If you’ve liked Kevin St. Laurent’s tutorial for the Hat Trick Tranky Doo by Tips & Tops from last week then you will also dig this post! In the meantime I namely found out that Tips & Tops published another Hat Trick tutorial back in 2010 and both of them – Shesha Marvin & Kevin St. Laurent – are teaching in these clips. Hat Trick Shim Sham Tutorial by Tips & Tops Here it is. Have fun! It’s the Shim Sham by Al Minns & Leon James combined with hat tricks. Thanks again Kevin & Shesha for publishing these great tutorials! What […]

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Hat Trick Tranky Doo Tutorial

Hat Trick Tranky Doo Tutorial by Kevin St. Laurent

It’s Friday and sometimes I like to feature a random video clip on YouTube. Today, I would like to share with you an awesome series of 11 videos created by Kevin St. Laurent! Hat Trick Tranky Doo by Tips & Tops This choreography was created by Tips (aka Kevin St. Laurent) and Tops (aka Shesha Marvin) as an add on to the famous Tranky Doo. Kevin shares this tutorial with everyone for free (!), so you can learn and perform it where ever you want. There’s a lot of work involved, first to create such a choreography and then to produce […]

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30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge: Your Swing Shoes

My Swing Shoes

Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the “30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“. Finally a topic that I really like 😉 Week #20: My Collection Of Swing Shoes Nothing to say right now, here’s a picture In the middle: Remix Moccasin stitch lace-up buck. From left clockwise: Aris Allen Brown Captoe, Aris Allen All White Wingtip Oxford, Aris Allen White Captoe, Aris Allen White Captoe (brandnew), Keds Red Champions Originals, Aris Allen Black Captoe and another Aris Allen White Captoe Not on the picture: Stacy Adams Brown Madison. Remarks: Remix Moccasin: Unfortunately, my feet are not built for […]

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30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge: That Move That Eludes You

That Move That Eludes You

Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the “30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“. Last week we started with moves, here is another one. Week #19: Jazz Steps Challenge Me Well, this is not that easy to answer. Basically, I can learn and execute all of the steps, but sometimes, it needs me a lot of effort to memorize how to start them. Two examples: Camel Walks Squat Charleston If you feel the same, then here is a nice reference. I don’t judge on the execution of the various steps in this video, since […]

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30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge: That Move You Love

Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the “30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“. Let’s talk about moves. Week #18: Texas Tommy I like the Texas Tommy and all the variations that use the concept of bringing the follow’s arm behind her back and creating fluent movements. It takes some time and practice especially to get this flow. “Texas Tommy Yo-Yo” “Texas Tommy Yo-Yo” by Kevin St. Laurent & Jo Hoffberg. The quality of this clip is horrible, but you get the idea of the variations I’m talking about. « Previous: #17 Styling » Next: #19 That […]

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30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge: Photo Of You Dancing

Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the “30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“. Week #16: A Fantastic Snapshot This photo was taken at the Studio Hop Summer Camp in Eauze France in 2011. I was dancing in the Balboa Jack & Jill finals with Tiphaine Paillard. I just love it. A fantastic snapshot by Stefan! I can’t remember what was that funny but obviously, we were quite relaxed 😉 « Previous: #15 Favorite classic clip » Next: #17 Styling

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30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge: Favorite Classic Clip

Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the “30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“. We’re reaching the middle of the series. Week #15: Classic Clip “A Day At The Races” Beside Hellzapoppin (who would have thought it?…), there’s another classic clip I can watch again and again: That’s a very lively clip, there’s so much going on. I love Ivie Anderson, the dancing fat man is cult and of course the inspiring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, although without Frankie Manning! It was another group of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers dancing in this clip. At that time, Frankie […]

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30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge: Your Swing Group Of Friends

30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge on Shuffle Projects

Every Friday for thirty weeks, I will write about a topic from the list of the “30 Week Lindy Hop Challenge“. I’m late again… Week #14: My Best Friends Are Dancers Most of my friends nowadays are dancers. It just naturally happened. Many of them are longtime friends since the beginning of my swing dance career. When I started dancing Lindy Hop more than 10 years ago, I was regularly travelling from my former hometown to Zurich (one hour drive) to dance as much as possible. Marcia, my present dance and teaching partner – who actually was my first regular Lindy […]

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