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Coburg Collegiate Shag

Last class for 2018: Thu 13 Dec
Return 2019: Thu 7 Feb

Swing Patrol’s only venue dedicated to just Collegiate Shag – all Collegiate Shag, every week.

We’ve got Australia’s best, most acclaimed Collegiate Shag instructors, Annabelle Hale and Nial Bruce, and a great space to dance.
If you enjoyed Shag at Swing Patrol Richmond in 2017, come north and embrace more Shag learning and more Shag social dancing.

What is Collegiate Shag?

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7:00pm: Level 1 Collegiate Shag
Total Beginners

Drop in any week, all welcome! This class is all about learning the fundamentals of the very fun Collegiate Shag. The dance is known for its hopping basic step and high energy footwork that separates it from other forms of swing and other dances that use the ‘Shag’ name, such as Carolina Shag or St. Louis Shag. No need to worry about partners as we’ll be rotating throughout the class.


8:00: Social dancing/consolidating
This is your time to practice what you’ve learned in class, have a chat to other students, or ask the teacher questions. The best way to improve at social dancing is … well … by social dancing. Here’s half an hour of solid Shag dancing practice.


8:30pm: Level 2 Collegiate Shag

All intermediate Shag dancers are welcome to this drop-in class. We assume you know the basics, and here we’ll explore even MORE style, technique, footwork and all the great things about this dance. It is an intermediate class with ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE. No need to worry about partners though, as we’ll be rotating throughout the class.

We’re excited to begin this new Shag adventure at St Augustine’s.
The delightful hall is easily reached via public transport (between Stop 29 & 30 on the #19 tram route) and with plenty of street parking in the vicinity. Just pop through the childproof gate and through the glass doors to find our space. There are a number of dining options nearby, including the Woodlands Hotel next door, which could become the Shag Local.

See you on the dance floor!

Nial & Annabelle – Camp Hollywood Shag Finals 2016.
Photo by Steve Hwan.