Category Archives: Worldwide

It’s My Way Or Any Other Way That Suits Really

Although this is primarily a blog about about Shag, I guess this post could relate to any dance style. The last couple of years has seen a slow but steady stream of US Shag teachers arrive in the UK to … Continue reading

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With Me Or Against Me

It’s been quite a while since I last posted, but a conversation I had recently with a fellow Shag dancer from Denmark inspired me to delve deeper into a phrase I had been given in a conversation a few years … Continue reading

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A Shag Utopia

I sometimes wonder if I’m doing more to hinder social shag rather than promote it. I mean, yes I dance Shag with Sharon at every opportunity;  I also dance Shag with people from other dance communities as much as I … Continue reading

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2013: The Year of Social Shag

“You’re out, you’re out”. Anyone who has danced Collegiate Shag has surely heard this; and whilst more experienced dancers can learn techniques to hide, and quickly recover from the cheese grater or “Urout” moments; it can all to soon disincentivise … Continue reading

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Say It Loud

Whether you consider yourself to be a complete beginner, or an advanced Collegiate Shag Master , there is one piece of styling that can cripple anyone’s confidence on the dance floor. It can reduce the most experienced dancer to embarrassed … Continue reading

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What a Year!

Nearly half way through December already! As the end of 2011 is rapidly approaching I took some time out to reflect on what we’ve done over the last 12 months. It’s been an amazing year. We started 2011 still getting … Continue reading

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Shag on the Shag Pile

A few months ago Tony Fraser and I, struck up an online conversation after I’d commented on one of his clips on YouTube. Since then, we’ve discovered that we have very similar backgrounds both in sport and IT. It was Tony’s idea to capitalise on … Continue reading

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Shag It! German Weekender in May 2011

One of our aims is to publicise Shag events worldwide that UK Shag fans may be interested in. Our first is hot off the press from Munich. This weekend at the end of May 2011 has the admirable aspiration of … Continue reading

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Awakening Collegiate Shag

Tony Fraser is a dancer and instructor from New York.  He is a major proponent of single time shag (if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry I’ll explain in a later post). Here is Tony and Jamie Shannon … Continue reading

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History of Shag

Peter Logins  Blog “The Jassdancer” has an excellent history of Collegiate Shag, and is recommended reading for anyone interested in learning more about jazz music and dance history.

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