9:20 Special Open House - Michael Terkowski, Manu Smith, & Nathan Diaz (2007)
Here’s a neat jazz performance with three wonderful dancers. As I think I’ve stated previously, I’ve started a new job so longer and more frequent updates may be trailing off for a little. But enjoy the awesome nonetheless :D
Provence Swing Festival - Solo Jazz - Sharon Davis (2010)
My girlfriend, in an effort to prove that Tabby the Cat could be done effectively at a Charleston speed and was not just restricted to blues, had me search through YouTube for videos of Sharon Davis dancing as she has perfected it. So, we came across this wonderful solo jazz performance from last year’s Provence Swing Festival.
A 5-minute solo jazz routine is a long, long routine. It’s amazing to see how deep Sharon’s repertoire is, especially as nearly every move she pulls off in this dance is unique (by way of variations, of course). By the end of the 5 minutes, we wanted 5 more so we scoured the tubes for more solo Sharon and Juan & Sharon performances. The Tabby the Cat move is one of the first ones she pulls off, at 0:07-0:08.
Now to find a manly way to pull that off.
The Harlem Hotshots are absolutely incredible, one of the premiere professional troupes out there. I’m sad that they don’t seem to perform as much in the U.S. as they do in Europe, but even when the individual members of the group are hanging around the States, expect amazing things.
the Harlem Hot Shots performing at Frankie 95 on May 25, 2009.
ULHS - Tie Breaker Solo Jazz Final - Bobby Bonsey vs. Chance Bushman
I’m getting pretty excited for ULHS’s 10th year in New Orleans, Sept. 29 - Oct. 3. I’m sure this has been posted around tumblr before (and I’d be shocked and, honestly, appalled if it hasn’t been). This competition should be going down in the books as a legendary performance of modern Charleston. Bobby steals the show with the backflip, of course, but both he and Chance play off each other in this competition so well that it could almost be a partner routine. Here’s hoping this year’s showdown has even more incredible things in store.
Nick Williams is a man of many talents. I like to imagine that he can crush walnuts in the crook of his muscular, muscular arms. Pro tip: get a private lesson with Nick or Carla Heiney. They are superb in their attention to detail and helping you understand how to improve your dancing.
This video is so incredibly amazing. I had no idea Nick Williams could sing.
Le Hot Sauce 2011- Nick Williams performance