Welcome to Shaggin’ Montreal!
This is the homepage for our classes in Collegiate Shag – a dance from the swing era which was popular across the United States. “Collegiate” shag is so named because it was popular with college kids at the time, and “shag” was a term for a dance your parents would disapprove of. These days we teach to all ages, with or without any prior dance experience.
Our classes are moving in May! We offer a weekly all-levels class, beginners are always welcome, but the first class on May 3rd will be a “soft launch,” and May 10th will be “Bring a Friend Day” where we encourage you to come for the first time or introduce someone new to dancing. Admission for May 10th will be just $10 for you AND a friend. Regular rate for classes is $40 per month.
Where and When: Starting Tuesday May 3rd, we’ll be at Studio Mange Mes Pieds, 10 des Pins Ouest #214. Class is at 6 PM, come join us!
This site also has information on the annual event, Shaggin’ Montreal, which has spotlighted Collegiate Shag since 2013. This year’s event is a country retreat to work intensively on our dancing, please contact us directly for details at ShagginMontreal@gmail.com.
Want to see us in action? Check out the latest performance by our troupe, les Shagnifiques!
Finally, I keep a blog here with reflections and advice for beginning dancers, as well as thoughts on my own dance journey.
Questions and feedback are welcome, whether it’s about the classes, the event, or the website. Email us at ShagginMontreal@gmail.com.