Dax Hock & Sarah Breck, US Open Swing Dance Championships Cabaret (2010)
Because I pretty much am in love with them, here’s a slightly off-topic video of Dax & Sarah from US Open Swing doing a wonderful tap routine to one of my favorite songs ever from one of my favorite movies ever. Stuff like this reminds me that sometimes, in order to get better in one thing, you gotta do something else completely different. Tap and swing are usually, at best, tangentially related. You get several tap-style moves in the Shim Sham routine (and its variations), but to be a Lindy hopper or Charleston dancer, you’re not exactly required to nail down tap technique.
This performance is particularly entertaining because of just how faithful it is to the original version by Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor, but also because of how they’ve adapted it in lieu of having a third person, a set, a table, chairs, etc. Here’s the original for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YWWfnWBJM