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Goof
07-10-2004, 01:30 PM
It's soooo good to have my countdown back!:tongue: Now we're doing "THE WDW SHAG"
:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :smooth::cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

tammydel
07-10-2004, 01:42 PM
Mind if I dance along?

Of course with my counter I'll have to dance LONGER!

So I'll bring the band:

>:rockband:

Tammy

Stitch's Greatest Fa
07-10-2004, 01:47 PM
Please explain 'SHAG' it means something rather rude here in the UK!!!!

Disney_1derland
07-10-2004, 02:02 PM
it originally is the name of a very popular dance in the southeastern US.

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Goof
07-10-2004, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Stitch's Greatest Fa
Please explain 'SHAG' it means something rather rude here in the UK!!!!

it originally is the name of a very popular dance in the southeastern US.

My apologies to the UK! :blush: but we're still "Dancing The WDW Shag":cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

HappyMommy2
07-10-2004, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Stitch's Greatest Fa
Please explain 'SHAG' it means something rather rude here in the UK!!!!

Yeah, I think you're going to get more views on this thread than the normal "countdown" thread gets! ;)

Naisy68
07-10-2004, 04:29 PM
Ha! This is funny and I don't know the "shag" as I am from the midwest BUT I'll sure give it a try! We leave in a little over 6 days, Yeah!

:cheer2: :flower1: :flower1: :cheer2:

Goof
07-10-2004, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by HappyMommy2
Yeah, I think you're going to get more views on this thread than the normal "countdown" thread gets! ;)



Yep, and here's our definition of the Southeastern American version: And again, my apologies to those from the UK for using their version of the meaning of ----------------?the word.

Shag is a form of swing dance Swing is a group of related street dances, that evolved from Lindy Hop. Swing is a partner dance, where the couple consists of a lead and follow, who share a connection.


Forms of Swing
The three main dance forms of swing are Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and East Coast Swing. However, many related dance forms exist, including the following.

Lindy Hop evolved in the late 1920s and early 1930s as the original swing dance. Its main draw is the style's openess to improvisation, and ability to easily adapt to include steps from other 8-count, and 6-count Swing styles. "Lindy" is most often danced to jazz, but ambitious dancers often use it to dance to the blues, rock & roll, and even some forms of hip-hop! Almost anything goes.


The two most common variations are the Carolina Shag. The Carolina Shag is a type of swing dance. The shag basic step is performed in closed position, the Lead's left hand at shoulder height, right hand on the follow's left shoulder blade. The steps are verbalized as "slow, slow, quick quick quick", where each 'slow' is some kind of smooth or spastic gesture with one foot. The first 'slow' is with weight on the left foot and gesturing with the right, the second with weight on the right and gesturing with the left.

The Collegiate Shag is a form of swing dancing, similar to the Balboa (another swing dance), but with different footwork (footwork: the dance term for steps). Danced with a Lead and follow, it is danced to upper tempo music (usually 200+ beats per minute) and the couple dancing is positioned very closely for a body lead connection.
Collegiate Shag began in New Orleans in the 1920's and it was performed by young ("college age") dancers to ragtime jazz. It pre-dates the Lindy Hop and Balboa. As it spread, new breeds of the dance were created such as Carolina Shag and St. Louis Shag.

WIDisneyFan
07-10-2004, 09:40 PM
Since we are getting very close I think we need to join the fun too !

:thewave: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :earsgirl: :earsboy:

wannabee princess
07-10-2004, 09:48 PM
When I read the topic, I was like :earseek: I know what this means to those in the UK, but I also know what this means in the southeast US (saw and really liked the movie with that name) - I had to click to see if this was a post from someone in US or UK. :p

Goof
07-10-2004, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by wannabee princess
When I read the topic, I was like :earseek: I know what this means to those in the UK, but I also know what this means in the southeast US (saw and really liked the movie with that name) - I had to click to see if this was a post from someone in US or UK. :p

Princess, sorry to have gotten your attention in what could have been the wrong way;) I have heard of two definitions of the word in the UK but meant nothing derogratory by using it. Alot of us from the southern u.s. grew up doing this dance on the Beach Scene.
And yes, i go back a few years with Beach Music and the Shag.::yes:: :cool1:

I have also edited the thread title to indicate it is the dance that i am refering to:cool1:

Now maybe the number of views will slow down somewhat:tongue:

Jungle Skipper
07-11-2004, 01:51 AM
I'm doing the single digit shimsham!

Jungle Josh

GailT
07-11-2004, 06:59 AM
I have two left feet and cant dance :( :wave: :thewave:

Goof
07-11-2004, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Jungle Skipper
I'm doing the single digit shimsham!

Jungle Josh

Hey Josh, i hope you looked up the definition of "Shimsham" before you posted or you're gonna get rained on! :umbrella: (LOL):rotfl:

Have a good trip!:wave:

Goof
07-11-2004, 09:12 AM
The steps are verbalized as "slow, slow, quick quick quick", where each 'slow' is some kind of smooth or spastic gesture with one foot. The first 'slow' is with weight on the left foot and gesturing with the right,

GailT, you don't need to know how to dance, just be able to gesture with your feet in a smooth or spastic manner!:tongue: join us anyway!:cool1: :cool1:

GailT
07-11-2004, 10:45 AM
Thanks Goof, here I go, pray I don't fall:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

Goof
07-11-2004, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by GailT
Thanks Goof, here I go, pray I don't fall:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

Gail, see how easy that was!:smooth: You're doing great!!:wave2: :cutie:

Zoo Keeper
07-11-2004, 02:04 PM
Can I dance too?

:cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :

Goof
07-11-2004, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Zoo Keeper
Can I dance too?

:cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2: :cool1: :

The Shag with a twist!:cheer2: Very Nice!:teeth:

Goof
07-12-2004, 09:51 PM
I'll hit the dance floor one more time before giving it up to the task of packing luggage:eek:

:cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :faint:

#1hockeymom
07-12-2004, 09:58 PM
Have a wonderful time! I'll dance so you can pack!:cool1: :jumping4:

Save a place for us in Disney four days after you get there! :):hyper:

Debbie

Goof
07-13-2004, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by #1hockeymom
Have a wonderful time! I'll dance so you can pack!:cool1: :jumping4:

Save a place for us in Disney four days after you get there! :):hyper:

Debbie


Debbie, have a wonderful trip too!:wave: and thanks for picking up the dance for me cause it has been a long year of dancing:cool1: :headache:

noreinsguy
10-19-2006, 10:55 AM
So just where do they do Shag dancing at Disney? If not the Carolina beach music style shag dance, maybe East Coast swing? :cool1: :tiptoe:

Also do they have dance hall(s) where they do other partner dances? (Ballroom Waltz & Foxtrot, the Latin dances and even western night club or two-step? )

Thanks,

starlionblue
10-20-2006, 11:36 AM
As a Yankee quite familiar with British slang, when I saw the word "shag" I was half expecting all the Britons to come swarming over to this thread going "Blimey! Where?! Where?! Can we join?" :rotfl:

Brise Nannie
10-27-2006, 07:56 AM
I'm joining; I LOVE to dance! :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

noreinsguy
10-27-2006, 10:48 AM
We just need the Society of Stranders (SOS) folks to hold a minie meet down at the Disney Boardwalk Resort. Here is their website. Has lots of shag dance info and a tune too!

http://www.shagdance.com/

BTW, any SOS folks heading down to Disney next year? If I go, I will be at the SoG. I will be looking for ya... :sail:

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