Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Learning the Shag by myself

I am right now without even a practice partner, but this is no reason to stop dancing.  I have been curious about  Collegiate Shag for a while, so I talked with my friend David Lee, and he put me on the right track. I have watched pretty much all videos available, old and new ones, and read the few blogs and websites related. It is harder to find good information about Shag than to get lost in it! I found Tony Fraser's blog and there are many videos including a routine he made called the Manhattan. According to him, this is a good portrait of modern Shag, what people do and teach. I learned it and here's the results. ''Spoiler'' I look pretty stupid dancing Shag by myself.

Frédéric Barbe