TITLE: THE KILLER SHAG routine/ line dance
STYLE: COLLEGIATE SHAG & BOOGIE WOOGIE
LEVEL: 4

CHOREOGRAPHER: choreographed by Marcus Koch. Variation by Johnny Blue Jeans
YEAR: 1997 origin for Killer Boogie, 2018 revised for Collegiate Shag
MUSIC: The Killer Boogie by Jan Rietman.

THE KILLER SHAG – (with THE KILLER BOOGIE)
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.

 

THE STEPS
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

8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern
Out & Ins
Rolls
Rolls with Shoulder Shake

8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (1.5 times)
Kick Ball Change (3-4), Knee Wobble, Slide open/close (6,7)
8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (1.5 times)
Kick Ball Change (3-4), Toe Freeze (5-8)
8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern (2 times)

Scissors (start to left)
Scissors (Toe Freeze on 5)
Scissors (start to right)
Scissors (Toe Freeze on 5)

Double Rubber Legs (one foot up, start right)
Single Rubber Legs

Touch Twice (1-4), Kick Steps (1-4)
Squat (1), Close Feet (3), Chug Forward (6,7), Clap (8)

Apple Jacks
Apple Jacks

8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern
Out & Ins
8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern
Rolls

Brothers Turn
Brothers Turn
Brothers Turn
Brothers Turn

8 Count Collegiate Shag pattern
Two Triples
Toe Heel Switches
Swivels

Toe Heel Switches
Swivels
Toe Heel Switches
Swivels

Savoy Kicks
Kick Cross Step
Savoy Kicks
Kick Cross Step

Double Kicks
Doubles Kicks
Lock Turn, Exit