Collegiate Shag is a dance that I am more than happy to dance. However the issue I have when I am living in the East Coast, is finding someone to dance it with. 
Often I will find people all over the East Coast that say the line, “Well it looks fun and I would love to learn Shag, but I have no one to teach it in my area”. Well with the list of learning resources below, you are out of excuses!
Collegiate Shag Learning Videos
- This 1937 clip was the video I used when I attempted to teach myself shag in Pennsylvania. Although not the clearest video, it does give you the basic double shag rhythm and a few technical pointers.
Johnny Lee and Rebecca Williams
- These three videos feature Johnny Lee and Rebecca Williams from The 9:20 Special down in San Francisco. What I like is how the videos are progressive. This way you can work on basics and once you get more comfortable with them try more difficult material.
David & Chelsea Lee
- These two videos feature David & Chelsea Lee from the Jam Cellar down in Washington D.C. The first video is particularly helpful for users for two reasons. First because it zooms in on the feet.  Lastly it also covers what to do if you mess up, which is frequent if you are new to the dance.
Ryan Martin and Tracy Owen
- These last two videos feature Ryan Martin and Tracy Owen from Austin, Texas. They are particularly useful because they cover technique, which is invaluable. 
So, if you’ve reached the end of this post. Stop reading, grab a friend and learn some Collegiate Shag!
 For the most part I usually have to drive 3-4 hours (Philly/Washington D.C./New York) to find other Shag dancers out of my local scene.
 My biggest pet peeve for online videos are the ones that are teaching footwork variations and they are fully zoomed out.
 I’m actually somewhat jealous these last two videos were not online when I started learning Collegiate Shag. They would have saved me a lot of headaches and not looking like a flailing monkey in Virginia.