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COLLEGIATE SHAG TRACK

The Collegiate Shag (or "Shag") is a partner dance done primarily to uptempo swing and pre-swing jazz music (185-200+ beats per minute). It belongs to the swing family of American vernacular dances that arose in the 1920s and 30s.

 

Shag had a strong revival and bloomed all over the world after Steve and Chanzie's legendary performance at Rock That Swing Festival 2013.

Now they gather local LA shag legends to their own festival to enrich and broaden the knowledge of shag dancers worldwide.

Let’s do this!! No dance experience required. It doesn’t matter if you have never taken a dance class before or if you are an experienced dancer who is just new to Shag. This track will start at the very beginning ensuring that you learn the technique, basics and soul of Collegiate Shag.

Levels description
Level 1 - Beginner Track
Level 2 - Intermediate Track

Time to step it up! This track is for those that have some Collegiate Shag experience but are wanting to improve their knowledge and vocabulary. You must know the basic footwork and basic turns for this level. You might not be confident with your shag yet, but this track will get you there!

So you're good but you want to be great?! This track is for experienced shag dancers. You are very confident with basic footwork, moves and transitions but you want to get to the next level. You will learn new moves and variations in this level while also strengthening your technique to raise your skill level.

Level 3 - Intermediate Advanced Track
Level 4 - Advanced Track

Get fired up! This track is for shag dancers of the highest level. Maybe you compete or teach or have been social shaggin for a long time and you know it all, but do you? You will get a chance to learn from the people who brought shag back. Each couple has a different style and technique that will open your mind to different ways of this dance. Our legends are ready to challenge you with valuable tips, advice and techniques. If you want to master your craft and meet any challenge, this is the track for you.