Talk:Shimmy

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Kappa Alpha Psi[edit]

The following paragraph removed as not confirmed:

Members of the historically African-American fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi often use a form of this dance to distinguish themselves in casual, social environments. The members form a single-file line and shimmy side-to-side in unison, often to the beat of background music. [1]

The quoted reference speaks ast lengths about the "cane step", but not a single phrase about shimmy. `'mikka (t) 19:52, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Shimmy is also a mechanical vibration.

Here is a link for example:

http://jvc.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/1/45 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.49.170.140 (talk) 18:04, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Shimmy partner dance[edit]

According to my (Swedish) dictionary "Nationalencyklopedin", shimmy isn't just a dance move but a partner dance of American origin. It is supposed to have been introduced to Sweden in 1921, and was at least in my country often referred to as "shimmy-fox" and considered a version of foxtrot - please forgive us, we didn't master many African-American dances at the time! Anyway, I guess this shimmy partner dance also should have an article. Whether or not it contained any shimmy dance moves I can not tell, but of course the first guess would be it did. // habj (talk) 16:34, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary mentions this meaning of the word: wikt:shimmy. // habj (talk) 17:35, 5 July 2008 (UTC)