KILLER SHAG PART 2
In this episode, we demonstrate and explore our second installment 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.
THE STEPS in this episode
Touch Twice (1-4), Kick Steps (1-4) Squat (1), Close Feet (3), Chug Forward (6,7), Clap (8) Apple Jacks Apple Jacks
Out & Ins 8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (Kick, Kick, Double Kick, Kick, Kick, Double Kick) Rolls (1-6), Kick Ball Change (7-8)
8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (Kick, Kick, Double Kick, Kick, Kick, Double Kick)
Rubber Legs & Freeze Section
Once all our episodes on this dance are released, we’ll present our download version containing all the episodes combined with bonus material. Enjoy, Paolo
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.