When: 29 September – 1 October 2023
Where: Happy Feet StudioHow much: DKK 1150

Full pass (all classes, all parties and Sunday Tea Dance)

We have created four different levels to make sure that everybody gets the most out of this workshop and will be able to attend a class where you both have the confidence to master everything and at the same time are challenged sufficiently. We will do our best to balance all levels with leads and followers. Thus we might offer you to join another level than your own choice to secure your spot.
Read our descriptions below to find your level. And please send us a mail to shagenhagen@gmail.com if you would like some advice or have any questions regarding levels.

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  • Level 1: Raindrop (Beginner)

This level will start at the very beginning ensuring that you learn the technique, basics and soul of Collegiate Shag – enough to social dance the weekend away. So it is for everyone who would like to learn shag for the first time but also suitable if you already know the basics but want to try what a dancing festival is like or simply if you want to get a restart of the dance after some time away. The aim is to get comfortable with your basic technique and get to know figures and fun variations to play with during the weekend and after.

NOTE for Copenhagen dancers: You do not need any prior Shag dancing experience but you will probably feel most comfortable here, if you have finished (or nearly finished) Shag beginners at Happy Feet Studio

  • Level 2: Light Rain (Improver)

You’ve already been dancing collegiate shag for a while and you have probably already been at a shag festival before. You know various types of basics and variations but sometimes you still have to think about your footwork. You have reached a point where you can enjoy social dancing without having to worry too much about your technique. You have a growing repertoire of moves and social dance shag regularly. You are familiar with at least one version of the Shag-out and are comfortable with several forms of breaks or rhythm-variations.

NOTE for Copenhagen Shagsters: This level is suitable if you have already finished at least three rounds of Shag 2/Improvers at Happy Feet Studio.

  • Level 3: Heavy rain (Advanced)

This level is for experienced shagsters who have danced regularly for at least a year and already participated in a handful of international Collegiate Shag festivals.
You use all types of breaks and can easily change between different rhythms (single and double rhythm shag) and footwork techniques. Your styling and expression reflects the music, whether it be tiny and smooth or big and explosive. You use a range of figures and enjoy dancing to faster music (220+ BPM).

  • Level 4: Monsoon (Expert)

This level is for shag experts who have already shagged around both on your home scene and internationally for years. You might already teach at your home scene and if not, it’s probably just a matter of time. You are ambitious and want to both drill technicality and flashy moves without losing control of either of those parts in your dancing. No song is too fast since you will always find a great way of playing with that big passion of shag.