3 March Collegiate Shag, Stealing and Lindy workshop + Evening party

Shag-cover5On March 3rd, Sugarspin organises its 4th workshop. This time we have three different workshops ready for you!

Ron & Tonia from Leiden will come to teach you a 2.5 hour workshop of Collegiate shag, one of the other swing dances that was incredibly hot in the 1930s. This swing dance doesn’t only look incredibly fun, it will also help you dance to the speediest of tunes.

That isn’t all though! Ever been on the sidelines of a steal jam; wanting to get in to have a dance with the birthday boy or girl, but you were nervous about how to get in? Worry no more! Ron will also teach a 1-hour Lindy Hop stealing workshop, in which he’ll teach you how to make an elegant entrance!

Last but not least, Sven, the excellent and very technical Lindy Hop teacher from Let’s Swing, will give you the chance to learn some Lindy Hop from him, before he will sadly leave Groningen. Assisted by Koosje, he will give a Lindy Hop workshop focussed on turning technique (with ample opportunities for turning for leads as well as follows), which will also give you multiple exercises to practice at home.

Collegiate Shag? What’s that?

Check it out yourself. Enjoy watching some true pro Shaggers doing their thing!

The Teachers

Ron … bio’s will follow soon!

Tonia … bio’s will follow soon!

Sven .. bio’s will follow soon!


Since we’re all new to Collegiate Shag, this workshop is open to all levels!

Both the stealing workshop by Ron and the turns workshop by Sven are only open for Lindy B and up, since participants need to be familiar with tuck-turns, passes, and swingouts.

Workshop location: De Travertijn, Travertijnstraat 6, 9743 SZ Groningen


The Collegiate Shag workshop consists of two parts and is 2.5 hours in total.

12:00-13:15 Collegiate Shag (part 1) with Ron & Tonia
13:15-13:30 Mini break
13:30-14:45 Collegiate Shag (part 2) with Ron & Tonia
14:45-15:15 Break with cake
15:15-16:15 Stealing workshop
16:15-17:45 Lindy Hop turns workshop with Sven

Registration & prices

Registrations are open! Fill in this form. We aim to balance the lead/follow ratio, so we may not be able to accept everyone straight away. If you want to be sure that you have a spot, please register as a couple. Once accepted you will receive an e-mail and you will have 5 days to pay for the workshop to complete your registration. If you need to cancel, please let us know, so we can accept someone else.

Members Non-members
Collegiate Shag Workshop (+party) € 20,- € 25,-
Stealing & Lindy Workshop (+party) € 15,- € 20,-
All Workshops (+party) € 30,- € 35,-

Your workshop ticket includes entry to the evening party.

Evening party

LogoCC_adjusted colorsCHERRY AND THE CAKES

In the evening we will have a party with a taster class from 19:00-20:00 and social dancing from 20:00 onwards. The party takes place at the beautiful venue Het Heerenhuis (Spilsluizen 9, 9712 NR Groningen). Live music will be provided by the band Cherry and the Cakes. If you want to get in the mood, check their youtube channel. DJ Enzo & DJ Kay will be keeping you dancing the rest of the night. Bring your non-Lindy Hopping friends and invite them to the Facebook event!
Price: € 5,- (including beginners taster class). For workshop participants, party entry is included, but donations are welcome!