‘I Shag Newcastle’

For those who don’t know, a ‘collegiate shag’ is a partner dance usually performed to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music.

According to Wikipedia, this dance ‘belongs to the swing family American vernacular fances that arose in the 1920s and 30s [1].

Whether or not you are knowledgable about this type of performance, we are sure you will enjoy this clip.

Below is a video of Swing Tyne performing a ‘collegiate shag’ dance routine by Steve and Chanzie in and around beautiful Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. Featuring ‘Hot Bath’ written and performed by Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra.

The video includes footage of the dance being performed at various spots around the city.



Maybe it will inspire you to get your dancing shoes on!






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