Monday, February 7, 2011

Shag Update!

Tonight is my third class! Thanks for all the words of support and good luck! Class is going surprisingly well mostly because my entire class is new to shag. Very few of the class has even done it before, plus we're all pretty awkward, so there isn't much judgement or weirdness in class. I've been watching YouTube videos because we have a quiz in class, and I tend to absolutely crack under pressure when our instructors are watching. We've gone over the "basic step" as well as the "walking basic" and two types of passes already! Like I said in the beginning, we missed our first two classes, so we've gotta move fast! I've been having a great time, and even getting a workout! My friend Colleen and I had sore backs after our first class because our posture has to be a certain way every class. I also have a problem with letting the guy lead, but I'm working on it! This video has really been helping me understand the passes and footwork more:

It really is SO much fun and I can't wait to learn more! On an upcoming Thursday, we have to go to a local shag club (Jillian's here specializes in Thursday shag nights) and dance with the professionals! I've heard it is a TON of fun and my old roommate used to go to it, but now she's abroad! I'm excited to be led around by a trained dancer who isn't in our class and we get extra credit for it! 

Any of my SC readers been to Jillian's? Anyone really good and have a few pointers!?

xxKatie

7 comments:

Cambron said...

I think that is SO FUN that USC offers a Shag class. My bf is from Carolina and happens to be an excellent "shagger." I have an absolute BLAST having him teach me in my living room. Have fun at Jillians! Can't wait to see your end of the semester Shag video!

Ashton said...

Jillian's is lots of fun! Great dance floor for plenty of dancing. I have been shagging since around the time I could walk. My family will dance around the living room anytime we are all together. The first thing to remember when shagging is just to have fun! Don't get caught up on the technical stuff. Go watch the movie Shag!

Brie said...

Fun!! The Shag movie is one of my FAVES! Can suck me in anyday, anytime! Love that song Stagger Lee from it :)

Amanda said...

Jillian's is great! Thursday night shag is very popular so it can be super crowded-don't let it intimidate you. Go out there and claim your own piece of the floor and have fun :)

Preppy 101 said...

You'll have to post a video when you master all the techniques ;-)!! Such fun! And you most definitely need to see the movie Shag - as Ashton suggested ;-) xoxo

preppyplayer said...

I forgot about shagging! Learned a bit from southern girls when I went to college in Florida way back when.
I think the movie helped make it popular outside the south back then. Glad to see its still around :)

mFw said...

That is SO fun!!!