Shag Basics Level 1

Exercises & Tips

Matt & Camie’s Level 1 Shag Routine – Modeled after the WCS 101, 14 Basics

Section 1: Starter, Throwout, Left Side Pass, Underarm Turn (Female Turn), Underarm Turn with Hand Change, Right Side Pass

Section 2: Saddle Up (Right Turn to Closed), Left Turning Basic, Tuck Out, Basic (Push Break), Two-Hand Tuck Out

Section 3: Release Pivot (Whip), Pivot (to Closed, similar to a Walking Whip), Tuck Out, Pivot

Supplemental Patterns

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Favorite Shag Resources

Sam & Lisa West’s 2020 SOS Level 1 Routine – Wade in the Water
  • Start
  • Ladies Out
  • Basic
  • Female Turn
  • Tuck Turn
  • Rotate Together
  • Male Turn
  • Basic
  • Female/Male Turn
  • Basic- guys switch hands
  • Side by Side
  • Two-Hand Tuck
  • Two-Hand Female Turn – release hand
  • Basic- fix hand
  • Male Turn All the Way Around – Pick up
  • Turning Basic (Guys to the left)