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Shaggin’ in the Rain 2022 – Collegiate Shag Festival in Copenhagen

September 23, 2022 @ 19:00 - September 25, 2022 @ 23:59

We welcome you to join our first post-COVID edition of our cozy shag festival in Copenhagen!

Join us for 3 days celebrating Collegiate Shag with swing music and dancing.

We offer a weekend with classes on various levels, two parties & Sunday tea dancewith all with live music, fun competitions, Danish coziness in a lovely dance studio, sauna time and so much more… ❤

Checkl out the booklet with all info you need here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9yrjxc

Full Pass: https://hepcats.dk/product/shaggin-in-the-rain-full-pass/

Party Pass & Party tickets: https://hepcats.dk/product/shaggin-in-the-rain-party-pass/

Sandy Lewis & Martí Gasool (CAT)
Minn Vo & Moe Sakan (US/UK/JP)

Friday night: Dusty Rag Jazz Band (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOv2KOsArzk)

Saturday night: TUXENLOCKJAW

Sunday afternoon: Sunday Jam Band lead by Ulrich Fricke-Pedersen

PROGRAMME (preliminary)

18:00 Doors open for check-in and Friday Party at Happy Feet Studio
19:15 – 20:00 Beginner intro to Collegiate Shag for Level 1 and Friday party goers
19:15 – 20:00 Theme class for Level 2, 3 & 4 (Shag’n’Bal with Sandy & Martí)
20:00 – 01:00 Friday Welcome Party with live music – Dusty Rag Jazz Band (See the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003579750310369)

09:15 – 10:00 ‘Bring your own breakfast’-time at Happy Feet Studio
10:00 – 17:30 Collegiate Shag classes at 4 levels (more info in the booklet)
19:00 – 20:00 Theme class for all levels (info will come)
19:00 – 20:00 Beginner intro to Collegiate Shag for Saturday party goers
20:00 – 02:00 Shaggin’ in the Rain main party with live music – TUXENLOCKJAW (See the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3070595579846327)

10:00 – 10.45 ‘Bring your own breakfast’-time at Happy Feet Studio
10:45 – 16:00 Collegiate Shag classes at 4 levels (more info in the booklet)
16:00 – 18:00 Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance with Swing Jam Band, cake, tea & coffee (separate event with more details coming soon) at Happy Feet Studio
19:00 – 23:59 Shagenhagen Afterparty with live Swing Jam Band at ‘Drop Inn’ (https://g.page/dropinnmusic?share)

Full pass (all classes + theme classes + party pass) – DKK 950*
Party pass (Friday night, Saturday night + Sunday afternoon tea dance) – DKK 300*
Friday party only – DKK 160
Saturday night party only – DKK 160
Sunday Tea Dance only – DKK 50*
Sunday afterparty only – DKK 30

*Gives free access to afterparty at Drop Inn

We have created four different levels to make sure that everybody gets the most out of this workshop and will be able to attend a class where you both have the confidence to master everything and at the same time are challenged sufficiently.

Level 1: Raindrop (Beginner)
This level will start at the very beginning ensuring that you learn the technique, basics and soul of Collegiate Shag. You don’t need any prior Shag-experience so it is for everyone who would like to learn shag for the first time but also suitable if you already know some basics from a round of classes but want to try what a dancing festival is like or if you want to get a restart of the dance after some time away. The aim is to get comfortable with your basic technique and get to know figures and fun variations to play with during the weekend and after.

Level 2: Light Rain (Intermediate)
You’ve already been dancing collegiate shag for a while and have attended weekly classes for almost half a year. You know various types of basics and variations but sometimes you still have to think about your footwork. You have reached a point where you can enjoy social dancing without having to worry too much about your technique. You have a growing repertoire of moves and social dance shag regularly. You are familiar with at least one version of the Shag-out and are comfortable with several forms of breaks or rhythm-variations.

NOTE for Copenhagen Shagsters: This level is suitable for you if you have already finished at least one round of Shag 2 at Happy Feet Studio.

Level 3: Heavy rain (Intermediate/Advanced
This level is for experienced shagsters who have danced regularly for at least a year and already participated at an international Collegiate Shag festival.
You use breaks and can change between different rhythms (single and double rhythm shag) and footwork techniques. Your styling and expression reflects the music, whether it be tiny and smooth or big and explosive. You use a range of figures and are comfortable dancing to faster music (220+ BPM).

Level 4: Monsoon (Advanced)
This level is for very experienced shagsters who have already shagged around both on your home scene and internationally for at least one and a half years. You are ambitious and want to both drill technicality and flashy moves without losing control of either of those parts in your dancing. No song is too fast since you will always find a great way of playing with that big passion of shag. You might already teach at your home scene and if not it’s probably just a matter of time.

All parts of the event will take place at the incredible Happy Feet Studio so prepare for great dancefloors. See you at Ørnevej 33, 2400 Copenhagen NV
Check out the place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BkCPuPygN0


September 23, 2022 @ 19:00
September 25, 2022 @ 23:59
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Happy Feet Studio
Ørnevej 33
Copenhagen, 2400 DK
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