Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Al Minns and Leon James

Last week at the Syndicate's weekly dance we had what I'm guessing is one of the biggest shim shams in the world... many many scenes around the world are doing the same thing and taking that footage, splicing it together, and giving to Frankie Manning, one of the founders of Lindy Hop, for his 95th Birthday. Happy Birthday Frankie! I can't wait to see what the end result looks like.

Here is a video of Al Minns and Leon James doing an amazing version of the shim sham:

Al Minns and Leon James were two other founders of Lindy Hop. Check out Al Minns talking about the Savoy and creating air steps:


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