Flea Hoppin’

Flea Hoppin’ is the name given to all things Collegiate Shag in Oxford, set up by Oxford Lindy Hoppers.

The next Collegiate Shag will be starting on 29 January 2019!

Shag Tuesdays!

Hello everyone, we are delighted to announce that from 29 January Collegiate Shag will be returning to Oxford for 5 weeks.

What? fun and friendly collegiate shag classes (please see details below)

When? Tuesdays 18:30-19:30 from 29thJanuary 

Where? The Oxford Retreat, Hythe Bridge Street

How much? £5 (includes free entry to Swing Fix Social from 20:30)


Will the classes be beginner friendly?

Absolutely. Weeks 1 and 2 will focus on the fundamentals for people who are completely new to collegiate shag or want to revise their basics. 

How about if I’ve done some shag before?

Weeks 3-5 will build on the foundations introducing new moves and footwork variations. They’ll be suitable for anyone who has done weeks 1 and 2 and/or previously a shag fast track course (please see details of class content below)

What should I wear?

Shag is quite energetic so we recommend soft comfortable shoes (e.g. light trainers) and light comfortable clothes. It is January but a change of T-shirt and a towel might still come in handy!

What are you going to teach?

Below is the plan for the classes. We may add or change a few of the moves depending on numbers and experience.

Weeks 1 – FundamentalsI

  • Basic rhythm, posture and hold
  • Transitioning between open and closed positions
  • Moves: underarm and mirror turns

Week 2 – FundamentalsII

  • Side by side position and footwork
  • Transitioning between closed and side by side position and back
  • Moves: tuck turn, sailor step, in’n’out kicks

Week 3 – Breaks

  • Fitting 6 and 8 count moves to the music
  • Moves: Jellyfish, Cross kicks, Collegiate kicks, Camel hops
  • more if there’s time!

Week 4 – Shagouts

  • Basic shag out and variations 

Week 5 –  Cool Moves

  • Shag saw,
  • Sailor knot,
  • Swing-a-roo
  • more if there’s time!
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