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Shaggin’ in the Rain 2023 – Collegiate Shag Festival in Copenhagen

september 29, 2023 @ 18:00 - oktober 1, 2023 @ 23:59

We welcome you to join 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, three parties & Sunday tea dance – all with live music, fun competitions, Danish coziness in a lovely dance studio, sauna time and so much more… ❤

All info of teachers, bands and more will be updated here and posted at the event during the coming weeks.

Buy your tickets here: https://hepcats.dk/events-and-parties/

Keira Hansen & Ryan Martin (USA)
Maja Sommerfeld (GER) & Teis Volstrup (DK)

PROGRAMME (preliminary)
Pre-social – more info coming up

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 goersl
19:15 – 20:00 Theme class for Level 2, 3 & 4 (TBA)
20:00 – 01:00 Friday Welcome Party with live music – Tuxen Lockjaw

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)
19:15 – 20:00 Theme class for all levels (info will come)
19:15 – 20:00 Beginner intro to Collegiate Shag for Saturday party goers
20:00 – 02:00 Shaggin’ in the Rain main party with live music -Dusty Rag Jazz Band

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 1150
Party pass (Friday night, Saturday night + Sunday tea dance & afterparty) – DKK 350
Friday party only – DKK 180
Saturday night party only – DKK 180
Sunday Tea Dance only – DKK 60

Buy your ticket here: https://hepcats.dk/events-and-parties/

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

We have created four different levels to make sure that everybody gets the most out of it by attending a class where you both got the confidence to master everything while being challenged sufficiently. We will do our best to balance all levels with leads and followers. Thus we might offer you to join another level than your own choice to secure your spot.

Level 1: Raindrop (Beginner)

This level will start at the very beginning ensuring that you learn the technique, basics and soul of Collegiate Shag – enough to social dance the weekend away. So it is for everyone who would like to learn shag for the first time but also suitable if you already know the basics but want to try what a dancing festival is like or simply 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.

NOTE for Copenhagen dancers: You don’t need any prior Shag-experience but you might still feel most comfortable here, if you have finished (or nearly) Shag beginners at Happy Feet Studio

Level 2: Light Rain (Improver)

You’ve already been dancing collegiate shag for a while and you have probably already been at a shag festival before. 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 three rounds of Shag 2/Improvers at Happy Feet Studio.

Level 3: Heavy rain (Advanced)

This level is for experienced shagsters who have danced regularly for at least a year and already participated in a handful of international Collegiate Shag festivals.

You use all types of breaks and can easily 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 enjoy dancing to faster music (220+ BPM).

Level 4: Monsoon (Expert)

This level is for shag experts who have already shagged around both on your home scene and internationally for years. You might already teach at your home scene and if not it’s probably just a matter of time. 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.


september 29, 2023 @ 18:00
oktober 1, 2023 @ 23:59
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