Collegiate shag is a swing partner dance and is danced to fast-paced swing music. Fast foot technique and energetic dancing, as well as an relaxed attitude are the most characteristic features of the dance. The dance is improvised and is based on leading and following, as well as active communication between the dance partners.
Collegiate shag is one of the historical shag dance variations that became known in America in the 1920s and 1930s. The dance lived a quiet life for several decades, but today it has awakened to a new boom.