Collegiate Shag

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Welcome to our Collegiate Shag dance classes! If you’re looking for a fun and energetic way to get moving, you’ve come to the right place. Our classes are perfect for anyone who wants to learn a new dance style, meet new people, and have a great time.

Check out this inspiring Shag video as a great example of this dance and below is our program:


Shag Beginners Shag Intermediate/Advanced
week 1 Closed position 1: Step Hop basic, glidding on the dancefloor with inside Turns Advanced lead-and-follow combinations of fast turns. Pop Turn your follower and make her smile 🙂
week 2 Closed position 2: Shag musicality and breaks. Enjoy the trip with sweetherats and roundabouts Pop Turns from open position into Shag drags!
week 3 Side by side position 1: Step Kick basic, travelling with shag sprints and slowing down with fish out of the water Make your partner fly on the dancefloor with the powerful move: Shag Out (week 1)
week 4 Tuck Turns from closed position or side by side position! Pass by’s and fancy change paces Footwork styling variations and changing geography of your favourite move: Shag Out (week 2) and Cannon Ball
week 5 Collegiate Kicks and Hesitations. Singe-Single-Double rhythmes. Breaks only with double kicks, holds and stomps Fancy combination of moves like: labyrinth, bunny hops and sailor knot 🙂
week 6 Reverse kicks and challenge yourself with double kick and run, run. Cross Kicks Tripping around and welcome to the reverse kicks footwork (week 1)
week 7 Reverse kicks and slide your door 🙂 Reverse kicks (week 2 ) and make some magic with cool sliding doors
week 8 Sugar Pushes technique and important connection Sugar Pushes and playing around with repetitive slows or quicks. Working with high energy and CamelHops 🙂
week 9 Improving your shag for fast tempos! Vomit Comet and Tandem (week 1)
week 10 The beginning of the neverending story of: Shag Outs Tandem (week 2) and the famous Titanic 🙂

The Collegiate Shag Dance

Collegiate Shag is a swing dance that originated in the 1930s and has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity in recent years. It’s a high-energy dance with lots of kicks and hops, and it’s perfect for anyone who loves to move to fast-paced music.

Our classes are designed for dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to experienced shag dancers. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or want to perfect your moves, our experienced instructors will help you achieve your goals.

Our Shag Classes

In our Collegiate Shag classes, you’ll learn a variety of dance moves, including basic steps, turns, kicks, and dips. You’ll also learn how to dance with a partner and how to lead or follow, depending on your role. Our classes are a great way to meet new people and make new friends, and many of our students come back week after week to dance with their classmates.

So why not join us for some fun and energetic Collegiate Shag dancing? Our classes are a great way to learn a new skill, get some exercise, and have a blast with like-minded people. We hope to see you on the dance floor soon!
Sign up for Collegiate Shag here