Collegiate Shag

Learn Collegiate Shag - it’s funny, it’s goofy and we are sure you’ll love it!

 

Registration

 

 

Classes start:
    Wednesday the 10th of January

Registration opens:
   
Friday the 22nd of December

 

Course Details

 

 

 

Level Description

 

Collegiate Shag 1

Description

In this class you will learn the basics of Collegiate Shag - a partner dance that originated in the 1930’s and has a history similar to other jazz and swing era dances. The dance is known for its hopping basic step and high energy footwork to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music (185-220+ beats per minute).

In Shag 1 we focus on two types of basics. First is the face-to-face basic in both closed and open connection. Next we also work on our side-by-side basic both on the spot and with travelling patterns. Within those basics we will teach you different turns and spins in a way so you are a ready for a social dancefloor already after this first round.

Level Guidance
You don’t need any prior dance experience to join this class. But if you have danced swing or another dance before, then that’s of course an advantage.

Collegiate Shag 2

Description
Shag 2 is a continuation from the Shag 1 course and we are ready to explore more of what this dance can bring us. We will keep working on the basic moves and techniques and we will introduce new types of footwork as well: double kick basic and "breaks" to hit those special moments in the music. At the end of this course you'll be able to enter a social dance floor with cool moves like kickaways, shag-outs (Collegiate Shag's interpretation of swing outs) and Shag Sailor step.

Level Guidance
You need to complete Collegiate Shag 1 course to be able to join this class. If you have danced Shag in another school before, you need to have at least 2 months of experience to be able to join this class. 

Collegiate Shag 3

Description
More info coming soon

Level Guidance
You need to complete 2 rounds of Collegiate Shag 2 course to be able to join this class. If you have danced Shag in another school before, you need to have at least 6 months of experience to be able to join this class. 

 

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