A bit of a misnomer since most of these are done in groups, but I trust that you get the idea. You can tell I’ve been doing these all at once because my descriptions are getting shorter, but at least a lot of these performances speak for themselves.
This is a clever routine from a group out in Switzerland. The vintage effects on the video is a little gimmicky, but at least it doesn’t get in the way of the performance.
The Harlem Hot Shots - Rehearsals in San Francisco
I don’t think Lennart gets enough credit here in the US for playing a major role in the Lindy revival. He was one of the guys who has been around since day one. Here he is with another Rhythm Hot Shot veteran showing that they still have it.
Jana Grulichova - ILHC Solo Charleston Division
No one knew this at the time, but everyone who was at ILHC this year was in the running for the coveted Baltimore Prize. WTF is that? It’s something the Baltimore dancers concocted to reward the person they felt brought the fun with them. In addition to a nifty trophy, the Baltimore dancers chipped in to pay for this person to come back next year. Yes Max won the solo contest here, and Bobby steals the show a couple of times, but Jana Grulicova demonstrates what it takes to win such a prestigious award.
Some French flavored tap
The Killer Dillers – Jump Session 2010
I have to give Shesha a lot of credit for trying a lot of different routines (later along with Kevin St. Laurent) with this hat theme in a relatively short period of time. But usually something happens in those routines that bust the flow of my enjoyment. So I’ll post the first one that really impressed me.
The Harlem Hot Shots with Swing That Music
This is just a random video, but I really dig alternate angles of performances. This one gives a nice back stage documentary feel of the Hot Shots at work.