Shag drop-in

Starting in March 2020 The Swing Era will run weekly Shag drop-in classes on Tuesday evenings in Moseley.

What is Shag? 
The Collegiate Shag (or “Shag”) is a partner dance done primarily to uptempo swing and pre-swing jazz music (185-250+ beats per minute).

It belongs to the swing family of American vernacular dances that arose in the 1920s and 30s. It is believed that the dance originated within the African American community of the Carolinas in the 1920s, later spreading across the United States during the 1930s and popularised by college kids hence the name Collegiate. Because the basic step takes up such a small space, the Shag can also be danced to fast music (over 300 beats per minute). The shag is still danced today by swing dance enthusiasts worldwide.

The classes are taught by our teachers Hannah Moore, Tanya Louise Rose and Jack Smith.

7.30-8.30pm Level 1 drop-in class

St Columba Church Hall, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DD


£7.50 a class (drop-in, pay on door)
£6 for students (show valid student card)

£60 for a 10 classes card
£40 for a Students 10 classes card

* You can use your 10 classes cards for both Shag and Lindy Hop classes. Buy on Monday or Tuesday night at desk. To be used for drop-ins only, within 6 months after purchase, not transferable to other people.