Collegiate Shag Class 2023/24
For beginners and intermediate dancers!
October 2023 – February 2024
7 Sundays with 1,5 hours each = 10,5 hours of lessons
Start: 29th of October 2023
No dance partner necessary, we rotate partners. We might have to start a waiting list for follows as we aim for a more balanced class than last year 🙂
① BEGINNER’S COURSE
14.30–16 h in Nürnberg (2nd class)
Collegiate Shag basics for beginners. Also recommended for non-beginners to refresh and practice.
② INTERMEDIATE COURSE
12.30–14 h in Nürnberg (1st class)
Collegiate Shag basics for intermediate level (at least 2 prior courses).
This is what dancing Shag looks like (we will be dancing to classic swing/jazz music as well):
The dates are NOT FINAL yet as we haven’t confirmed our locations. That’s also why the times are not set yet, the classes will be at some time between 12 and 16 h. The intermediate class is the first one, afterwards the beginner’s class.
on the following Sundays:
Oct 29 / Nov 12 / Nov 26 / Dec 10 / Jan 14 / Jan 28 / Feb 4
AEG kleiner Saal & Turnhalle oben/unten Reutersbrunnenschule, Nürnberg
① One course: Price will be announced! regular price or reduced price – to be paid in cash at the Workshop.
② Both courses: Price will be announced! regular price or reduced price – to be paid in cash at the Workshop.
pay the REGULAR PRICE if you have an income that allows you to spend money on a dance class.
pay the REDUCED PRICE if you don’t have that kind of income that allows you to spend money on many leisure activities.
Link will be published soon. Registration is obligatory.
What is Collegiate Shag?
Shag is one of the classic three major Swing Dance forms (Shag, Lindy Hop, Balboa). It even was spread all over America some years before Lindy Hop became popular. It consists of a lot of hops and kicks and can be danced from medium to very fast music.
It includes elements of the Lindy Hop and at the same time offers a whole lot of different variations which makes it interesting for experienced swing dancers as well as swing beginners.
Different styles were popular in different regions. The different forms of Shag are referred to as Single, Double, and Triple Rhythm Shag. Nowadays the most common form of Shag is the Double Rhythm Shag. It’s based on 6 counts (like Boogie Woogie) and with a simple Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick this form of Shag is very easy to learn. Shag was the hottest dance among the college kids in the 30s, that’s why some styles were called “Collegiate Shag” which is not to be mixed up with Carolina Shag or St. Louis Shag.
(from RTSF, The little dance dictionary)