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Shag Pile with Peter & Janet

  • St Margaret's House Settlement 21 Old Ford Rd London, E2 United Kingdom (map)

Weekly drop-in swing dance class in
'Collegiate Shag'
No partner or prior experience required!

Join our top teachers as they put you through the paces, and share tips, energy saving tricks, smooth moves and sequences for first timers, improvers and shagerati alike.

Starting with a warm-up and introduction, we move on to the rhythms, footwork, styling and connection that underpin the dance, before adding fancy moves that extend your repertoire.

Two classes are planned as one to give maximum content and a smooth learning curve. A break in the middle gives us all a half time breather!

Times and prices

6.30 - Doors open, registration, chat and change
7pm - Beginners / improvers (please arrive early to allow 7pm start)
8pm - Improvers / intermediates
9pm - Well earned drinks and chit chat!

1 hour: £7 (£12 couples)
2 hours: £10 (£18 couples)


Shag can be bouncy at first, so we recommend comfortable clothing suitable for moderate exercise. A couple of layers help air circulate and reduce heat, but bring a small towel in case things get sweaty.

Flat tennis shoes with a cushioned insole are good, but everyone has a preference. Bring a spare pair if in doubt.

Food & Drink:

Water is available at the venue - Please note that alcohol is not permitted in The Hall
Hot and cold are available in The Gallery Cafe before class - and at the pub after!

Find us:

The Hall - Through the gallery Cafe
St Margaret's House Settlement,
21 Old Ford Road.

Bethnal Green tube (central line) is 5 minutes from the venue. 

Earlier Event: January 8
Shag Pile: First Shag of 2016!
Later Event: April 7
Cut a Rug with Cafe Manouche