Shuffle Boogie Soul Dance Video Showcase
Choreography by Ira Weisburd
Honky Tonk by Preston Shannon

Featured SBS/Honky Tonk Videos & Stories

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Breathe Freely Campaign

A campaign to heighten awareness and promote continued research into understanding and treating the symptoms and causes of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The Breathe Freely Campaign was initiated in response to an illuminating dance event in which MCS afflicted dancer Melva Smith participated in the worldwide Shuffle Boogie Soul/Honky Tonk Flash Mob project. The principals involved with the SBS/Honky Tonk Flash Mob project, Dr. H. L. Hanna Jr. CEO of Hannaian Entertainment, Helen Bartlett-Hanna President of the Hannaian Research Institute, Choreographer Ira Weisburd, and Blues Artist Preston Shannon teamed up to establish the Breathe Freely Campaign. For further information, and for those interested in participating in the Breathe Freely Campaign effort, please contact the team at the Hannaian Research Institute at email

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MCS News
Hannaian Research Institute to Study MCS
The Hannaian Research Institute will collaborate with the Breathe Freely Campaign for Research on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). The HRI study will research epidemiological data on the prevalence of various forms of MCS and the symptoms, treatments and any environmental, geographical and climatic predilection. The Institute is now inviting individuals afflicted with any type of MCS to submit the particulars of their affliction and the measures they have utilized to control and treat their exposure and symptoms. .....Read More

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A Line Dancer’s Inspirational Story
Just a note of thanks to all who may have played a part in taking Shuffle Boogie Soul/Honky Tonk Dance Phenomenon. Please see the video of the dance event and impact it has had on one MCS dancer and her friends, as expressed in her comments at:

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - also referred to as MCS - is also known as Chemical Injury, Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Illness (E.I.), and Multiple Allergy.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity; in broad terms it means an unusually severe sensitivity or allergy-like reaction to many different kinds of pollutants including solvents, VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), perfumes, petrol, diesel, smoke, "chemicals" in general and often encompasses problems with regard to pollen, house dust mites, and pet fur & dander.

Multiple chemical sensitivity unlike true allergies - where the underlying mechanisms of the problem are relatively well understood widely accepted, is generally regarded as "idiopathic" - meaning that it has no known mechanism of causation & it's processes are not fully understood.

The problem here is made more difficult still, due to the variable nature of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity from one patient to the next & this often makes treatment with conventional medicine & practices ineffective or inappropriate; for most sufferers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, the avoidance of pollutants/toxicants is the key.

What CAN be said about defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - and in order to help the patient decide whether they truly have MCS or another allergy-related illness - is that the following deciding criteria apply to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:

the patient exhibits problems - often an allergy-like reaction - to both large - often extremely low levels of irritants/toxicants/triggers : other individuals present at the same time may be unable to detect anything at all or anything unusual or out of the ordinary.

the problem is ongoing, ie. chronic, and not a "one-off" event.

the same symptoms are reproducible with repeated exposure to the same triggers.

the patient is affected by many different triggers.

the patient improves when triggers are absent.

See More Information at

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.ORG

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity at

The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN)

A Line Dancer’s Inspirational Story
Just a note of thanks to all who may have played a part in taking Shuffle Boogie Soul/Honky Tonk to where it’s gone so far. Please see the impact it has had on one MCS dancer and her friends, as expressed in her comments at

The SBS/Honky Tonk Featured Videos & Stories
Add Your SBS Stories To Your Current or New SBS Videos

Leading up to the publishing of the Final Shuffle Boogie Soul Video Compilation, and The SBS/Honky Tonk Documentary, Hannaian Entertainment will be regularly displaying one or more of the numerous
videos, and stories received from dance groups and instructors as “The Featured SBS/Honky Tonk Dance Video & Story” of the SBS Showcase at the Website.

SBS/Honky Tonk Video Stories
We have discovered that there are wonderful stories also associated with the making and inspiration behind some of these videos and would like to showcase these stories with the videos. Dance Instructors, Dancers and others who have made, or participated in a Video, and who may have any type of interesting story associated with the making of the Video should send us a copy of the written story, or better yet do a
video presentation of the story which they can put on Youtube and provide us the link.

This will allow followers of the SBS Showcase and submitters of the many videos received to more easily view and exhibit the unique and diverse features of the Dance and Video Presentations. Two categories of Videos will be featured:
1. Flash Mob Presentations 2. General Dance Presentations

The Featured Video(s) will be chosen based on a variety of criteria to include; The associated story; number of views; quality of video & editing; number of dancers; local video scenery; uniqueness of presentation (e.g. dancing on Skates); popular opinion and reports about the video, dance, and story presentation; local media interest & coverage; impact on the progression of Line Dancing locally. General stories about what line dancing has done for your health, fitness, and life enhancement are also welcomed.

Current and new Videos and Stories will be regularly reviewed and featured frequently based on updated information received. Videos must be published on YouTube. Dance groups should send in stories, information, or story video links associated with their video(s) and any local media coverage to Contact Helen Bartlett-Hanna at (772) 985-9121 or for more information.

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Flash Mob Presentations & Stories

Danced by dancers from different clubs in Stockholm Oct 9 2010. Video made by Crazy Cats Linedance Studio (with ipod touch) (Editors Note. This video included numerous participants from many parts of Sweden, including various dance groups, it was filmed from several angles in a famous venue previously used and publicized in the famous Michael Jackson Tribute. The video received significant press coverage in Sweden and numerous views on YouTube. Videographer: Louise Elfvengren . Click here to see more versions of this Flash Mob . To see Swedish Media coverage of the event click here )

SBS (Shuffle Boogie Soul) Flash Mob, Collin Creek Mall, Plano, Texas. julietbeginner1 | November 06, 2010. Over 80 people participated this S.B.S. Flash Mob event on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Creek Mall in Plano, Texas.

SBS Shuffle Boogie Soul Line Dance - Flash Mob at Richland College - Dallas, Texas. thelosttraveler | November 14, 2010. Over 60 people joined the Flash Mob for Ira Weisburd's SBS (shuffle Boogie Sould) line dance at Richland College in Dallas, TX. Another 80+ joined the the next day at Collin Creek Mall in Plano, TX, along with groups around the world on November 6, 2010 for historic worldwide event.

FLASH MOB SBS Shuffle Boogie Soul Line Dance @ TAMPA BAY LINE DANCE CLASSIC 2010.wmv. November 09, 2010 S.B.S. Shuffle Boogie Soul Line Dance. Choreographed by Ira Weisburd. Song: Honky Tonk by Preston Shannon. Videography by: Bobby Caudill. Hundreds of Line Dancers led by Rosie Multari and Rona Kaye at the Tampa Bay Line Dance Classic participate in the Worldwide Flash Mob Project on Saturday, November 6, 2010. It will be one of hundreds of videos submitted from around the world as part of a Full Length Documentary Film.

General Dance Presentations & Stories

Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 2:30 PM
To: ;
Subject: Story for Shuffle Boogie Soul


My name is Melva Smith, and I am the cowgirl behind the man in the white baseball cap in the Kentucky video clip. Having the chance to dance in this video was important to me because I suffer from a seldom heard of disability called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. I am a dance enthusiest, and it has always been my life's passion. Prior to finding a place to occassionally line dance at in 2007, I had given up all forms of dance for 15 years because exposures to perfumes and personal products other dancers wear make me very ill. So, being a part of this was like living out a dream.

To me, just getting to the site and dancing in this video was the ultimate challenge. It was filmed at a location that also causes problems with my disability because of the nearby industrial area. This video is one of those things I can look back on and know that I beat the odds one more time. I've since shared it with others who have the same disability, and the enthusiasm has became contagious. The goal was to create a group page at one of the disability websites that would be dedicated to inspiring others to dance for joy. It is so important to find something that keeps you uplifted when you are disabled. As a result, others have began to post videos, try new dance steps, and one even started a Dance Off site. We are talking about people who are rarely able to leave their homes because their bodies react to the everyday environment. To hear about them actually participating in something that can put a little happiness into their day is a blessing.

Line dancers are some of the most considerate people I have ever met. I am so glad that I found this group and look forward to dancing with them in the years to come.

Have a blessed day,
Melva Smith
Louisville, KY.

If you would like to see the page I am talking about, it's located at a website out of HI called The Canary Report go to the section on Groups, and select Dance.

Mulitiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Breathe Freely Campaign

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, Sun Valley Community Center's Southwest Festival. Organized by Alice Daugherty & Tim Hand, Kentuckiana Shuffle Boogie Soul Flash Mob. sharooni71 | October 09, 2010. This was the outdoor shoot that was done during the Monarchs' break. at the Sun Valley Community Center's Southwest Festival. Organized by Alice Daugherty & Tim Hand of Nuts & Honey, dancers came from all over Kentucky and Southern Indiana. (Editors Note: What a wonderful human interest story associated with this SBS Dance Video)

EDITORS UPDATE: Since we recently featured this Video & Melva's Story we have had significant world wide interest in this SBS/Honky Tonk story about the condition "Mulitiple Chemical Sensitivity" (MCS). We have therefore posted some information on MCS so visitors to the site can learn more about it, and help to foster a greater understanding and “breathe freely” attitude to this condition. Hopefully our “Breathe Freely Campaign" will help to promote greater MCS awareness.

FRANCE DavyCountryBoy | October 11, 2010 Nouveau projet. (Editors Note: This video involved several dance groups and is one of the largest indoor videos received. It was one of the first country style SBS line dances submitted, and one of many from France where the song Honky Tonk rose to number one (#1) on the Blues Music Charts. There was also significant press coverage in France associated with this video.)

SBS Shuffle Boogie Soul Line Dance on Celebrity Cruise Line (Guinness World Record Attempt).mp4 iraweisburd | November 13, 2010. SBS Shuffle Boogie Soul Line Dance. Choreographed by Ira Weisburd. Song: Honky Tonk by Preston Shannon. Pat Cavenas is interviewed about the Worldwide Flash Mob Project by the Celebrity Cruise Director. (Editors Note: She demonstrates SBS Shuffle Boogie Soul aboard the ship & the Celebrity Cruise Director actually learned the dance and joined in.)

MaryLanelee | October 04, 2010 Lane & students/friends dancing away with the Shuffle Boogie Soul Choreographed by Ira Weisburd at Lane Dance Academy, Shah Alam, MALAYSIA. (Editors Note: This video demonstrates a unique style of SBS. It represents one of many videos from Malaysia where the SBS has received a significant amount of attention. We will be featuring more Malaysian videos soon.)

Another Malaysian SBS dance group, a famous dance group led by Nancy Lee. (Editors Note: This video has had more views than any other than the original SBS dnace video with Ira Weisburd and Dennis Mobley.)
Tuesday, October 19th edition of The Press and Standard

News - Walterboro group submits dance video for worldwide compilation

Checking out the video of the dance presentation they just completed are, from left, Suzanne Carter, Joyce Scanton, Sylvia Carter and Lorraine Gehlbach. They did the most popular line dance in the world at the waterfall Oct. 11 for a video that will be apart of a worldwide presentation.

Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:00 am | Updated: 9:26 am, Tue Oct 19, 2010.

By LINDA SALSBERRY | 0 comments

Walterboro's downtown waterfall served as a backdrop to the song "Honky Tonk" Oct. 11 as members of three local dance groups joined for the first time to perform the number one line dance in the world - the S.B.S., Shuffle Boogie Soul.

Terry Pournelle, who instructs The Lowcountry Scootin' Boots and the more advanced group, The Carolina Girls, said she taught the dance to the adults and Helena Westbury, instructor at Ilona's School of Dance, taught the youth.

"It was great," Pournelle said. "We walked through it one time and then videotaped it. I couldn't ask for it to be any better."

The adult groups she leads entertain at area nursing homes on a regular basis. The next big performance is the H2U senior friends party at Colleton Medical Center in December.

"Dance brings everyone together in a happy environment," Westbury said. "Dance is universal."

The line dance the adults and youth learned is the most popular dance right now according to KICKIT World Line Dance Survey.

The video made in Walterboro is already posted on YouTube and has been submitted for a broadcast at the Treasure Coast Blues Festival in Port St. Lucie , Fla., Nov. 6.

According to Pournelle, that performance will be noteworthy because it will be the center of a project tied to the YouTube videos from Walterboro and other locations around the world. It is hoped the events surrounding the festival and dance phenomenon will qualify for one or more Guinness world records. A dance documentary is also in the works.

For the complete story, see the Tuesday, October 19th edition of The Press and Standard.

S.B.S. Shuffle Boogie Soul Line Dance-Walterboro, SC. DancinTerry | October 11, 2010. The Lowcountry Scootin' Boots/Carolina Girls and Ilona's School of Dance kids dance S.B.S. Shuffle Boogie Soul line dance choreographed by Ira Weisburd at the waterball in Walterboro, SC. Music is Honky Tonk by Preston Shannon. October 11, 2010. (Editors Note: This is an example of a small dance group using historic local scenery for their video presentation and receiving excellent press coverage for their efforts)

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