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Welcome to Building The Community by Patrick & Natasha !

You’ll find here a bunch of videos that we have decided to post on our Youtube channel.

Most of the videos are high quality free instructionnal videos.
So far we offer:

You’ll find also a lot of videos from events and competitions we attended (ILHC, Camp Hollywood, Lindy Focus, etc…).

If you like what we offer, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel, visit us on Facebook and consider making a donation on Paypal (even the smallest donation will help, thanks).

See you around on the dance floors,

Patrick & Natasha


  1. Kate says:

    Thanks Patrick and Natasha.
    I’ve started to learn Lindy. Shim sham started last week. Your videos are really helpful. Look forward to more.

  2. Joanne says:

    Hi~ This is Joanne from South Korea.

    And also I’ve learned swing dance since last year.

    My team and myself, we r preparing some performance and found one good video from Youtube.

    I wanna know the title of the song from this video, ‘ILHC 2013 – Team – Lindy Hopper’s Dozen’ . ( )

    Is there anyone know the title of this song?????
    If you know, plz let me know~

    Hope you do know it!

    Have a nice day~


  3. Sharon Fuqua says:

    Thank you both! You have no idea how much fun I’ve had trying to learn the Shim Sham. I’m almost 70 and teach tap to some other elderly folks where we live. Your version of the SS to the tune of Billy Kyle’s “Taint What You Do” is the best…and you do it so well! You make it look so easy. (Thanks for doing it front and back.) I really like Billy Kyle’s song but can’t find it anywhere! I’m about to give up on finding it but thought you might have a suggestion. You two are Great! Sharon

  4. Ray says:

    Hi, I want to thank you for you great video. You guys are fantastic! Ray

  5. Ginny Chung says:

    Hey, guys!
    I am learning the Big Apple with your videos, and they are simply and utterly AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Can you imagine me sitting in the office, wiggling my butt and swooshing my legs and arms??? Hahahaha… Thanks so much for such great instructional videos, high quality is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!

    Until we see again!

    • Hey Ginny,

      Thank you for all the compliments 🙂

      I do think that if one has never done the Shim Sham and/or the Big Apple in her office, she’s not a real lindy hopper 🙂

      Looking forward to seeing you again,


      PS: Thank you very much for your donation 🙂

  6. Ladislas says:


    J’ai eu le plaisir de travailler le Big Apple grâce aux 14 vidéos que vous avez mis sur internet. Je vous félicite tous les deux pour la précision, la pédagogie et le style que vous y avez mis.

    Avec nos élèves nous sommes parvenus à maîtriser cette routine mais pouvez-vous nous conseiller la musique qui va avec car certaines musiques sympas comme par ex « Don’t Be That Way ou Jeep Jockey Jump » sont justes un peu trop courtes si on veut y mettre tous les pas que vous affichez.

    Merci d’avance,
    En attendant le plaisir de vous rencontrer lors d’un stage en France

    Ladislas Acs
    Animateur swing bénévole
    A Tourcoing -59200

    • Salut Ladislas,

      Je pensais t’avoir répondu mais je ne vois pas mon message, j’ai dû oublier 🙂

      La musique typique pour le Big Apple est la musique du clip vidéo original en noir et blanc avec les Whitey’s.
      Salomon Douglas a aussi enregistré une version et le son est meilleur, je pense que le titre est juste “The Big Apple Contest”.

      Je pense aussi que ça fonctionne pas mal sur Flying Home de Charlie Barnet.

      À bientôt sur les pistes 🙂

  7. Jeramy says:

    Thanks so much for creating this.

    It looks like this will be an awesome resource and best of all a free one.

  8. Lynne says:

    I am trying to learn the shim sham, but when I am facing your video and trying to get the steps, you are moving in the opposite direction from me, and it is very confusing. I start out the right way and end up doing a mirror image of your moves. If one of you could turn away from the camera, so the steps could be seen exactly as we are to do them, it would sure help and save a lot of time and frustration.

    • Hi Lynne,
      Sorry for not getting back to you earlier, somehow I didn’t see your comment earlier.
      We got the same comment from a few people and we took good notes and did exactly what you suggest on our Big Apple instructional videos.
      We did post also some videos of the Shim Sham filmed from the back.
      I hope you did manage to learn it 🙂


  9. Gabriella says:

    Ciao Patrick Ciao Nathasha………..mi chiamo Gabriella vivo a Milano in Italia………….vi seguo youtube e guardo tutti i vostri video……… particolar modo lo shim sham…………..Vorrei chiedervi gentilmente se potete dirmi di chi è il brano musicale su cui fate la lezione di shim sham routine…………….vorrei poterlo avere se e’ possibile………………ah….a proposito abbiamo imparato grazie a voi questo delizioso modo di ballare……………siete favolosi………..grazie ……..Gabriella

    • Ciao Gabriella, grazie per il tuo messaggio.
      La canzone è “Tain’t What You Do” di Billy Kyle.
      Ci sarà in Italia per uno stage probabilmente fine gennaio o inizio febbraio.
      Presto sulla pista da ballo.

      Patrick & Natasha

  10. Hey,

    I was just curious if you had ever thought about making an instructional video for the Lindy Chorus. We’re teaching that now to a group of college students and might make a video of the whole thing when we’re done, but your videos are already so precise that I know you’d do an amazing job with it. Let me know otherwise we’ll consider filming something in May. Thanks!

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