Collegiate Shag - New Beginners
Class run by Swingbytes Dance
Monday 21 January 2019 In Past
Collegiate Shag - New Beginners Class
Dance Styles: Collegiate Shag
Price: £5 per class £9 for both
Time: 7:45 - 10pm
Ticket Options: Pay on door
What is shag?
Its a partner dance done primarily, but not always to uptempo swing jazz music. It belongs to the swing family of American vernacular dances that arose in the 1920s and 30s. It is believed that the dance originated in the Carolinas in the late 1920s, later spreading across the United States during the 1930s. Its hey day was 1938-39 and was more popular than Lindy hop.
The Collegiate Shag or Shag as its now become is still danced today by swing dance enthusiasts worldwide and is enjoying a resurgence in the USA and UK. Here in the West Country there is a large number of hardcore Shag dancers who have been bitten by the Shag bug.
We hold weekly classes and have been doing so for some time.
We really want to see this dance grow in the UK, and love to see new beginners.
Beginners class 7:45 - 8:45pm
8:45 - 9pm Practice
Contact Nicky or Jim 01453 454345 for further info/queries