Collegiate Shag

Collegiate shag is a partner dance, belonging to the group of swing dances, that originated in the 1930’s. It is known for its hoppy basic step and its energetic footwork. Back in the day, the dance was often done by college students, hence its name. As collegiate shag was originally a western/white bottom dance, the basic position is more upright, however most moves in collegiate shag are closely related to other swing dance moves.

At Swingstreet we occasionally offer collegiate shag theme blocks (of 6 weeks) or workshops. Keep an eye on the news/schedule for the next one coming up!

Shag being taught by Arthur Murray

Shag Showcase – Stephen Sayer & Chanzie