Collegiate Shag

Collegiate Shag is a fun and fast-paced swing dance that is sure to get you out of your seat and on the dance floor. With its signature syncopated fast footwork, lively kicks, and lighthearted spins, Collegiate Shag is a great way to show off your style and impress your friends. 

Collegiate Shag has a history similar to other jazz and swing era dances, such as the Charleston, Lindy Hop, and Balboa. Collegiate Shag is one of the historical Shag dance variations from 1930s, such as St. Louis Shag and Carolina Shag. The dance lived a quiet life for several decades, but today it has awakened to a new boom in 20th century.

Collegiate Shag has 6-count basic step with ‘slow, slow, quick, quick’ rhythm. The bounce of the dance might feel similar to jumping a rope. Collegiate Shag is an improvised partner dance, which is based on leading and following, as well as active communication between the dance partners.