WHAT A SHAG

Shall We Shag Now, Or…?

Despite the connotations created by an American movie series “Austin Powers” and British slang term for sexual intercourse used by people who think the term “making love” is too innocent and “fuck” is too coarse, Shag is also a dance.

Shag Dance

Actually, many different dances which originated in the U.S. mostly in black communities in the early 20th century. This website is dedicated for Collegiate Shag & St. Louis Shag enthusiasts who are reviving and developing American swing dances from the 1930s.

#SHAGERIAI

XX a. Amerikos džiazo kontekste žodis Shag [šẽgas] reiškė tiesiog šokti. SHAGERIAI yra svingo šokių entuziastai, kultivuojantys Collegiate Shag ir St. Louis Shag, kurie kilę afroamerikiečių bendruomenėse ir buvę populiarūs 1930–1950-aisias.

We believe dancing brings meaning to everyday life

We travel the world dancing, learning and teaching swing dance. Well, we used to do that before COVID-19 pandemic. Now we dance at home and you can learn online.

Online Collegiate Shag Classes

Join our regular online classes and workshops or become our patron and get access to an extensive constantly growing library of various Collegiate Shag and St. Louis Shag video lessons.

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#SHAGERIAI literally means "those who dance shag" in Lithuanian. We are Collegiate Shag & St. Louis Shag enthusiasts reviving Black American swing dances from 1930s.

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Video recaps from workshops, online classes, solo and partner exercises for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced dancers and personal feedback.