Collegiate Shag

Collegiate Shag is a fun and energetic partner dance from the 1920s, which is mainly danced to uptempo swing and pre-swing jazz music.


It's thought to have originated in New Orleans during the 1920s and 1930s and it was also known as the Flea Hop because of its hopping basic step and high-energy footwork.

The teachers

Shag Up North teachers Elaine and Iain have been teaching Collegiate Shag in Leeds since 2016.


Classes are every Wednesday at

Interplay Theatre, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds LS12 3LE.


See the Shag Up North website for class times. Or email Elaine for more info.

Balboa teachers Harry and Svetlana