'COLLEGIATE SHAG' swing dance

Cut a rug at 'Shag Pile’ with weekly classes in ‘Collegiate Shag’, the fast swing dance of the 1930s 

Weekly drop-in swing dance classes at St Margarets House - no partner or prior experience required!

From week to week our rotating roster of top London teachers bring you tips, energy saving tricks, and a host of smooth moves and sequences for beginners, improvers and connoisseurs alike.
Each class starts with a warm-up and introduction before moving on to the techniques that underpin the dance, and fancy moves to extend your repertoire.
The evening is split in two with a break in the middle to give brains and bodies a breather. Classes are planned as one to give maximum content over a smooth learning curve.

6.30 - Doors open, registration, chat and change
7pm - Beginners / improvers (please arrive early to allow 7pm start)
8pm - Improvers / intermediates
9pm - Well earned drinks and chit chat!

1 hour: £7 (£12 couples)
2 hours: £10 (£18 couples)

Find us: The Hall is through the Gallery Cafe, out the back door, into the garden, and on the right. Follow the trail of flyers!

Shag can be bouncy at first, so we recommend comfortable clothing suitable for moderate exercise. 

A couple of layers help air circulate and reduce heat, but bring a small towel in case things get sweaty.


Flat shoes are best - canvas shoes with a cushioned insole are good, but everyone has a preference. 

Bring a spare pair if in doubt.


Join the Shag Pile!



07876 568 485