28-30 June 2024

Shaggin' Utrecht - Collegiate Shag Festival

Buckle up and get ready to shag, Shaggin' Utrecht is back this year in a bigger format after a successful first edition last year in 2023! Come and join us for this Collegiate Shag festival that will offer you in the course of a weekend no less than 5,5 hours of classes from some of the best international teachers as well as 3 parties with live music! Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate dancer or a veteran shagger, there will be a level for you. Are you just a swing dance enthusiast but you've never tried Collegiate Shag before? We got you: we offer a specific party pass that includes 2 beginner's crash courses before the parties.

π–π‘πšπ­ 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭?

  • 3 levels of classes

  • 5,5 hours of classes per level

  • 2 international teaching couples

  • 3 bands for 3 parties with live music

  • Something for your friends who never danced collegiate shag before: a special party pass ('Initiation Pass') that includes absolute beginner's crash courses before the Friday and Saturday parties!


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Register here!


(Β½ year of experience)

You know your basic stuff: You know the basic six-count, you know your tuck turns and you scoop everyone into a shag (whether they know shag as well or not). You have been doing a few workshops or one or two blocks and you are hungry as the wolf to learn more of this amazing dance.


EglΔ— and ArtΕ«ras (Vilnius, LT)

EglΔ— TrečiokaitΔ— and ArtΕ«ras Kisielius are swing dancers from Vilnius, Lithuania. Dancing Lindy Hop since 2014, they discovered later and became passionate about Collegiate Shag. Coupled up for the first time in 2017, they kept their partnership creative and ambitious, expressing themselves competing and performing. Being enthusiastic about this dance, they share their love for it with the community while social dancing and teaching at What a Jazz dance studio.


Charlotte and Jordan (Berlin, DE)

With over 7 years of experience dancing Collegiate Shag, Jordan Hunter (USA) & Charlotte Liebenow (GER) bring their passion of the dance to the floor and the studio, where they focus on fundamentals, technique, musicality, and exploring new ideas.

Since first meeting in the summer of 2021, they had an instant connection and shared love for the dance, and shortly thereafter started teaching Collegiate Shag in Berlin, where they currently reside, and across all of Europe. In the last few years they have competed together at multiple events around the world, including Barcelona Shag Fest, Warsaw Shag Fest, and recently winning the Shag contest at the National Jitterbug Championship at Camp Hollywood 2023.



The beginner's crash courses will be taught by local teachers


Draft Schedule

(final schedule will be edited soon!)

Friday 28/06

  • 18.45 - 20.00 : Beginner's crash course #1
  • 20.00 - 02.00 : Party with live music (band: The Hot Washing Quartet + Friends)

Saturday 29/06

  • 11.00 - 17.30 : Classes
  • 18.45 - 20.00 : Beginner's crash course #2
  • 20.00 - 02.00 : Party with live music (band: Roaring Cats)

Sunday 30/06

  • 11.00 - 15.00 : Classes
  • 15.30 - 19.00 : Party with live music (band: The Spirit Stompers)


Friday: The Hot Washing Quartet + Friends

The Hot Washing Quartet is a collective of swing music enthusiasts from Utrecht. You might have seen these musicians play with other formations at swing dance events. With their use of the iconic washboard and banjo, they'll bring you to the early days of street jazz and give you a little glimpse of the New Orleans style. The clarinet and the double-bass will complement this style with their solid rhythm and crazy melodies. They will nonetheless use other instruments as well to bring some variety in their repertoire, and might invite a few friends on stage to join the crazyness!


Saturday: Roaring Cats

Roaring Cats are one of Europe’s most promising bands regarding swing and hot jazz.

The tiny orchestra based in Amsterdam took the challenge of giving value and new significance to the roots of jazz.

Their repertoire consists of original arrangements of the finest tunes by the top artists of the 30’s and 40’s. On top of that, they are presenting original compositions in style. Swell notes for hyperactive swing dancers and for sedentary drinking listeners.


Sunday: The Spirit Stompers

The Spirit Stompers is a collective of enthusiast dancers and musicians, brought together by the love of swing music. This big band-like formation features a wide range of wind instruments and won't be short of energy to get you doing your last hops of the weekend!



Full Pass (classes + parties): 170 EUR

The Full Pass gives you access to all parties with live music (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) as well as 5,5 hours of classes.


Party Pass (all parties): 60 EUR

The Party Pass gives you access to all parties with live music (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)


Initiation pass (all parties + beginner’s workshop): 70 EUR

This is a Party Pass that includes absolute beginner's crash courses right before the Friday and the Saturday parties (1h15min each). Classes will be given by a blend of the best selection of local Utrecht Shag teachers.


Friday & Saturday parties: Zalencentrum Utrecht Zuid, Amaliadwarsstraat 2D, 3522 AR Utrecht

Classes: TBA

Sunday tea dance: TBA


From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, take the local NS train to Utrecht Centraal (33 minutes)

From Amsterdam Centraal Station, take the local NS train to Utrecht Centraal (34 minutes)

Check your trip in details via the 9292 website 

Or the NS website

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