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Collegiate Shag Workshop with Shawn Carter
Shawn Carter hails from Southern California, where he is known for both his purist Hollywood-style swing-outs and classic Fordham style Collegiate Shag. When Collegiate Shag first made it's comeback in the 90’s, Shawn Carter won the first Camp Hollywood contest for shag in 1998, and placed 2nd the following year (Stephen Sayer's first inspiration to begin shagging). Back at it again, this year he was one of LA Shag Festival's featured instructors. He's had many spectacular dance partners, including Fancy Dougherty (4-time shag champion of the National Jitterbug Championships) and the popular Instagrammer Kendall Roderick (pictured) of "LiveCollegiateShag" ( Check-out Shawn and Fancy at LA Shag Fest! (2nd intro) November 17th-18th Shawn will be teaching classes with a local guest instructor during the day (Saturday and Sunday) at Dance Center Chicago (3868 N Lincoln Ave). Saturday night at Voice of the City (3429 W Diversey Ave) there will be a beginner collegiate shag teaser class with Shawn (8-9 PM) followed by Social Dancing with live music (9PM-midnight) by the Westerlees! ( The Saturday evening class and social are free to full-weekend pass holders, and $10 entry for non-pass holders. Drinks are BYOB for Saturday evening :) Balboa dancers are encouraged to join the social (or the entire event)! Check out the facebook page here: Schedule: Sat Nov 17th (Dance Center Chicago - 3868 N Lincoln Ave) 12-2 PM - Beginner Collegiate Shag 2-3 PM - BREAK 3-5 PM - Intermediate Collegiate Shag Sun Nov 18th (Dance Center Chicago - 3868 N Lincoln Ave) 11 AM- 1 PM - Intermediate Collegiate Shag 2 1-2 PM - BREAK 2-4 PM - Intermediate / Advanced Collegiate Shag Sat. Nov 17th (Voice of the City - 3429 W Diversey Ave) 8-9 PM Beginner Collegiate Shag Teaser Class 9PM-midnight - Social Dancing (with the Westerlees! and DJ). BYOB Pricing: Beginner Collegiate Shag - $35 Intermediate Collegiate Shag 1 & 2 - $60 Intermediate / Advanced Collegiate Shag - $40 Private Lessons - $100 (message Catalina Decker to schedule) Full Weekend Pass (all classes + social) - $80 Registration:

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3868 N Lincoln Ave

3868 N Lincoln Ave · Chicago, Il


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    This is a group dedicated to Collegiate Shag, a fast partner dance done to swing music with still upper bodies and wild feet. Once popular all around the country, it's now going through a revival around the world.

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