Sharon & Dai Rowland have been dancing Lindy Hop since 2006 and Collegiate Shag since 2008. Dai is passionate about the music of the 30′s, 40,s and 50′s and performed in Rockabilly bands in the 70′s and 80′s. Sharon was introduced to the swingin’ music scene by Dai and has since been bitten by the (jitter) bug
During a visit to the USA in 2010, they were cajoled into entering their first ever dance competition, and came 3rd in the “North American Collegiate Shag Championships” in San Francisco. This encouraged them to think about passing on, the style, moves, and techniques they have learned from the worldwide Collegiate Shag weekends they continue to attend.
Now recognised as International Shag dancers, ”Collegiate Class” is the result of their ambition to promote Collegiate Shag everywhere they can, and to teach anyone willing to learn this great dance style.
July 2011 saw the launch of Collegiate Class with Dai and Sharon’s 7 week “Collegiate Shag Summer Skool”. Since then they have been running weekly beginners classes, and in November 2011 they started their ongoing Intermediate Plus level classes. They have also given Collegiate Shag workshops to swing dance groups in major cities of the UK.