Collegiate shag is an energetic 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 quick and varied footwork. Back in the day, the dance was often done by college students, hence its name.
As collegiate shag was originally a western dance, the basic position is more upright. A lot of moves in collegiate shag are closely related to other swing dance moves, but the footwork is very different!
At Swingstreet we occasionally offer Collegiate Shag classes or workshops. Keep an eye on the news and schedule for the next one coming up!