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Tag Archives: Dance
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
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
“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
When you’re next at a dance, take a look around the dance floor and check out the people who are smiling as they dance. To me it’s obvious why they are smiling. They’re sharing a moment with their dance partner, … Continue reading
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
So I’ve been a little lazy on updating this site but things have been really busy lately, what with Shag weekenders and developing a new format of lesson using new technology. More on the new format lessons in a future … Continue reading
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
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.