The Collegiate Shag was a popular dance during the Lindy Hop era. Danced to Swing style Jazz music, its high energy and high speed footwork make it super fun to dance and a great skill for the social floor.
Shag events are popping up all over Oz like Australia Shag Camp 2014! Jump on in and learn the basics and this affordable day of Introduction to Collegiate Shag!
WHAT: The Shag Pile...with Nial and Annabelle!
WHEN: Sunday 11th May * 12:30 - 2:30pm
WHERE: 1929 Studios * Level 1, 281 Smith Street * Collingwood * Enter via Greeves Street
WHO: Suitable for all levels of existing Swing dancers.
HOW $: ONLY $20
12:30 - 1:00pm Basic Footwork Drills
1:00 - 1:30pm Cake Break + Practice
1:30 - 2:30pm Original Shag Moves!
3:00 - 5:00pm Head over to Grumpy's Green for ciders and FREE LIVE JAZZ!
For more information on the history of the dance, read this great blog post by International Swing dance teacher and historian, Peter Loggins.