What we're about

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.

Have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MOAvODv-MY

We'll be posting information on Collegiate Shag events and dances in and around the Chicago area.

Upcoming events (1)

Collegiate Shag Workshop w/ Kendall and Ronnie, Chicago

3868 N Lincoln Ave

Kendall & Ronnie Roderick - well known for their @live.collegiate.shag Instagram channel - will be in town Saturday Nov 13th. They will be teaching Collegiate Shag classes at Dance Center Chicago during the day. In the evening there will be a social dance with live music by The Paradise Harmonians (evening location TBD)
3 hours of instruction (with breaks).
Workshop: $100 per attendee
*workshop registration includes free admission to evening social dance

You can register online or at the door.
Cash, PayPal, and credit card accepted (Visa or Mastercard).

10-10:45 AM
Footwork Breakdown and review
-15 min break
11-11:45 AM
Classic Collegiate Shag & Footwork Variations and moves
-1 hr 30 min lunch break
1:15-2 PM
Momentum moves in Shag
-15 min break
2:15-3 PM
Find a place for shag: Transitions from Lindy to Shag and from Shag to Balboa
Teacher Bio:
Kendall and Ronnie Roderick are known to dance on any surface and have begun traveling the world to create videos for their @live.collegiate.shag Instagram channel, making it their mission to help promote Collegiate Shag to the world. Mentioned in the New York Times, 9Gag and even featured on the Ellen Show Tiktok Dance edition. These two are shredding their shoes through Red Rocks Colorado, dancing in torrential downpours in New Orleans, scaling medieval fortress walls in Valencia, Spain and shag dancing in sunflower fields in the back country.

Past events (10)

Open Collegiate Shag Practice

3868 N Lincoln Ave

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