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Dance Classes

Chepstow NP16 5EP, United Kingdom

 Collegiate Shag Classes & Workshops

Collegiate Class is the result of Dai & Sharon’s ambition to promote Collegiate Shag everywhere they can, and to teach anyone willing to learn this crowd pleasing crazy dance style. Please “Like” our Facebook page to be kept up to date or sign up for our newsletter on the website.


Sharon & Dai Rowland have been dancing Lindy Hop since 2006 and Collegiate Shag since 2008. Dai is passionate about the music of the 30′s, 40,s and 50′s and performed in Rockabilly bands in the 70′s and 80′s. Sharon was introduced to the swingin’ music scene by Dai and has since been bitten by the (jitter) bug.

Why the Collegiate Shag?

Inspired by a 1 hour taster workshop, they learned the smoother, East coast style of Collegiate Shag creating interest and praise within their local dance scene. Since that time, they’ve realised that there are very few instructors doing more than beginners workshops or providing the continuity and practice time that learning their favourite dance style requires.

During a visit to the USA in 2010, they were cajoled into entering their first ever dance competition, and came 3rd in the “North American Collegiate Shag Championships” in San Francisco. This encouraged them to think about passing on, the style, moves, and techniques they have learned from the worldwide Collegiate Shag weekends they continue to attend. 

Since then they have also achieved 2nd place at the Munich Balboa Shag weekend 2013

Widely recognised as International Shag dancers, ”Collegiate Class” is the result of their ambition to promote Collegiate Shag everywhere they can, and to teach anyone willing to learn this great dance style.

Our next series of beginners classes will be starting in September 2014, but check out our workshops page to see if we have anything running near you before then. Our usual lessons run weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm until 9:00 in the Beaufort Hotel, Chepstow, watch this space or subscribe to our newsletter here.
Each class is £5 per person.
Christ's Hospital School, Lincoln

Classes take place at the Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School in the city of Lincoln. Doors open at 8pm and classes start around 8.15pm and run for around 45 minutes. Social dancing is then from 9-10pm.

Price is £5 per person for the class and social dancing or just come for the 9pm social for £3.

Classes are aimed at complete beginners so no experience is required. No partner needed and all you need to bring is a pair of comfortable shoes.

Free tea, coffee and soft drinks  are provided.

For more information please check out our website and Facebook page links above.

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London, United Kingdom

Learn to jive quickly, easily and with a lot of fun along the way….

At our unique dance classes you’ll be amazed at how much you can learn in Just five weeks…..

Come and find out why over 30,000 people have travelled from across London and the South East to learn to dance at Maddy’s Jiving School.


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