Learn Collegiate Shag

It’s funny, it’s goofy and we are sure you’ll love it!

Level description

Description

Collegiate Shag is a fun and playful dance where you can really get silly with your partner. And if you already dance Lindy Hop or Balboa then you can learn Shag very quickly and use many of the figures and techniques you already know.

In this course, we will get you into shag quickly, including teaching you:

– The basic step (even easier than Lindy or Bal)

– How to take the figures you know from Lindy Hop and dance them in Shag

– Amazing & unique shag figures

– Musicality, breaks and advanced silliness

We will also focus on how to make your Shag chill and relaxed at faster tempos, so you can keep dancing all night long! 

Level Guidance

A minimum of 8 months of Lindy Hop classes or similar in other swing dances. 

Next round of classes
6th of March – 4th of May

Next Round of classes

Summer workshops in July
All through July, you can take exciting dance workshops at Happy Feet Studio! You can choose between 3-5 workshops per week, in various swing dances ☀️
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Weekly courses

Starting from August 5th, we will offer new weekly courses
in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz and Tap.

Registration will open on Thursday, 18/7, at noon.

What is Collegiate Shag?

Collegiate Shag is 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.

It’s a fun and exciting dance that will have you dance faster than you ever imagined possibly in no time.

Recommended shoes for Collegiate Shag

Flat shoes will be the best choice, preferably with a bit slidey sole and with a padded/cushioned insole, for better comfort. For beginners, regular sneakers would often be enough (just check if you can slide and turn in them without getting stuck or making a squeak sound on the floor).

If you want to invest in proper dance shoes,
try one of these brands:

They are all based in  Europe, and they all have options for women and men.

Open Practice

Come and practice material from your class during Open Practice. It’s free  and open for everyone! Consider bringing a partner to dance with though. 

Swing Music

We have collected some of our favorite swing  songs, which are good for  practicing, and we put them together in a Spotify playlist 

Teachers

See our full teachers team consisting of almost 40 teachers, all very passionate and eager to share their knowledge with you!