Tag Archives: Collegiate Shag

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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The Shag Evangelist

So at the end of the first quarter of this self-declared year of Social Shag I’ve had the pleasure of dancing with members of up to 6 different dance communities, London, East and West Midlands, Bristol, Gloucestershire, and my own. … 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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North vs South

In April this year I created the Facebook Group “Collegiate Shag UK”. My thinking was to bring together everyone who had an interest in Shag and to build a little momentum behind promoting our favourite dance and giving a forum … Continue reading

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New lessons from Collegiate Class

Our Collegiate Shag Summer Skool has been very popular; so popular in fact that we added an extra week. As we come to the end of the Summer our undergraduates are already kickin’ up a dance floor, Collegiate style, near … 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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