Inspiring Vintage Shag Clips

Collection of Our Favorite Vintage Shag Clips

Dance scenes from old movies and contests. Mostly Collegiate Shag, a bit of Big Apple, Balboa, Tap and other Swing. More on our YouTube playlists.
Also, see an overview by Ryan Martin & Patrick Kierkegaard of vintage clips that contain Collegiate Shag dancing.
And if you missed it, here’s everything you need to get on with the Shag.


1937 – Phony Boy
1937 – Arthur Murray – How To Shag
1938 – Venice Beach – Connie Wiedell, Barbara Plum
1939 – Ray Hirsch (Blondie Meets The Boss)

1937 – Dates and Nuts
1937 – The Big Apple with the Arthur Murray Shag Dancers
1938 – Hal & Honey Abbott (Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
Collegiate Shag at Harvest Moon Ball (Late 1930s?)

On With The Shag: Essential Resources About Collegiate Shag

Essential and inspiring articles, documentaries, dance videos, playlists and social media about the history and culture of Collegiate Shag and Swing dancing in general. On with the Shag!

COLLEGIATE SHAG

DANCE INSTRUCTION

SWING IN GENERAL

FACEBOOK SOCIAL GROUPS

MUSIC

  • Swing and Modern Swing Spotify playlist – Swing it SHAG
  • Various Hot Jazz, Rhythm&Blues, Rock’n’Roll & Country – Badass SHAG
From the Altoona Tribune Feb 25, 1930. Found by Peter Loggins
History of Shag Dance by Ryan Martin
History of Shag Dance by Ryan Martin