Shag Dancing has no clear historical record but is often assumed, as with many other swing dances, to have evolved from Foxtrot. Though, there is little evidence to support this claim.
In the late 19th century, the term “shagger” was supposedly a nickname for vaudeville performers, who were known to dance the flea hop. Later “shag” became a blanket term that signified a broad range of jitterbugging (swing dancing). In the 1930s, there were arguably a hundred or more stylistic variations of the dance, which differ in various respect depending upon the geographic region in which they were done.
“Shag” itself, (when used in reference to American social dances) is a very broad term used to denote a number of swing dances that originated during the early part of the 20th century.
The steps, twists, turns, twirls… are just so amazing. I see a little bit of my Jive in there too. But it is definitely a different dancing style. AND I AM LOVING IT!!!! 😉
Guys, I had a blast watching these guys dance. Hope you enjoy it as much too! 😀
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