EPISODE #32 THE KILLER SHAG PART 1
In this episode, we demonstrate and explore the first portion of the KILLER SHAG routine/line dance. This challenging routine which is inspired by and based off of the KILLER BOOGIE, is a fabulous training piece for both COLLEGIATE SHAG and BOOGIE WOOGIE.
Look out for the next episode coming soon as well. Once all our episodes on this dance are released, we’ll present our download version containing all the episodes with bonus material.
THE STEPS in this episode 8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (Kick, Kick, Double Kick, Kick, Kick, Double Kick) 6 times thru Out & Ins Jogging Rolls (1-6), Kick Ball Change (7-8) 8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern Double Kicks, Double Kicks, Double Kicks, Double Kicks Double Kicks, Double Kicks, Double Kicks, Double Kicks Basic Triples Step (6 times) Jump (5-7) Basic Triples Step (6 times) Jump (5-7) 8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (2 times) Touch Twice (1-4), Kick Steps (1-4) Squat (1), Close Feet (3), Chug Forward (6,7), Clap (8) Apple Jacks Apple Jacks
Short history – Jan Rietman, a Dutch pianist and radio and television announcer, released the single “Killer Boogie” in 1973 as a solo piano (boogie woogie style) recording. A few decades later (circa 1997) Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop extraordinaire Marcus Koch released a video, “Footwork Fast and Fancy,” as part of an instructional series. In it he performs a short routine matching dance steps to this recording of Killer Boogie.
THE KILLER SHAG VERSION of the KILLER BOOGIE was introduced just in 2018 by California SHAG team led by Johnny Blue Jeans. This uses all the same patterns but the Boogie Woogie step is swapped out with the 8 count COLLEGIATE SHAG pattern.