Shag, Swing, & Vintage Blues

Celebrating Fastest Music and the Coolest Vintage Blues

  • 26-28 April
  • 4th Annual
  • Phoenix 2019
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WHY SDF 2019 About Shag & Drag Festival 2019

Digging Deep Into the Wildlands of Speed

Join us for the Fourth installment of the Shag & Drag Festival. Set in the vibrant heart of Phoenix, SDF is equal parts competition, social dancing to great music, and learning and exploring.

It is about creating for you a unique experience, highlighting different voices, digging deep into the wildlands at the ends of the tempo spectrum, and, let’s be candid… all kinds of badassery.

This ain’t no hotel event. Just as our selection of talent is focused on highlighting great and differing voices, we go out of our way to set the event in some of the coolest spaces in the arts and warehouse district of Phoenix.

Live Bands
Incredible Competitions
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International Instructors
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Hours of Dancing

Highlighting Voices Dance Instructors

Lisa Clarke

Vintage Blues & Slow Lindy Hop Badass

Kate & Julie

Collegiate Shag, 2017 Shag Strictly Champions

Shag

You want to be the best in the world one day? Yes, why not… Me too!

Nico and Steph

Argentine Tango Champions, Performers, & Instructors

Jonathan Lindsey

Vintage Blues & All the Shag, Founder

Ann Sychterz

Slow Bal, Head DJ

More TBA

Additional Announcements Soon...

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Friday

TimeActivityLocation
6:30pm – 11:00pmSocial DancingThe Duce (Featuring New Guard Big Band with Basie-legend Dennis Rowland)
525 South Central Avenue, Phoenix
– 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Mini Shag Lesson
 
– 7:30pm – 7:45pm
– All Mix & Match Prelims
 
– 7:45pm – 8:30pm
– Live Band
Old Guard Big Band
– 8:30pm – 8:45pm
– AM Mix & Match Finals
 
– 9:00pm – 10:00pm– Live BandOld Guard Big Band
– 10:00pm – 11:00pm– DJ’s 
– 11:00pm – 1:00amAfter HoursTBA

Saturday

TimeActivityLocation
9:30am – 11:30amRegistrationPhoenix Public Market
721 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
10:00am – 10:15amLevel Assessment if Necessary
Phoenix Public Market
10:00am – 12:00pmPublic Market Swing
Shag Strictly Prelims (11:00am)
Phoenix Public Market
721 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
12:00pm – 5:30pmClassesThe Grand
718 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
8:00pm – 11:00pmSocial Dance & Finals
Sanctuary Swing (Featuring Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles)
902 E McKinley St, Phoenix, AZ 85006,
– 10:00pm – Shag Strictly Finals
– Advanced Mix & Match Finals
 
12:00am – TBDLate Night
White Heat Endurance Competition
Songbird Coffee & Tea House
812 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

Sunday

TimeActivityLocation
8:00am – 11:00amPeach Picking
(unofficial activity)
Schnepf Farms
12:00pm – 5:30pmClasses
(see full class schedule at link above for
Track location information)
The Grand
718 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
7:00pm – 10:30pmSocial Dance Party
The Grand
718 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
10:00pm – MidnightSoul After-party (unofficial activityChars Has the Blues

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A la Carte Pricing Chart

Friday Night

General Entry

$20

 

VIP Entry (includes 2 Black Orchid Cocktails)

$30

 

 

 

Saturday

Day Pass (all classes and dancing)

$70

 

Class Package (five classes)

$50

 

Class (single class)

$15

 

Saturday Night Only

$25

 

 

 

Sunday

Day Pass (all classes and dancing)

$60

 

Class Package (five classes)

$50

 

Class (single class)

$15

 

Sunday Night Only

$10

THE EXPERIENCE

Because you are a badass...

that loves the community, good music, throwing down, getting down, and funky trophies that you want to win and display.

SCHEDULE DETAILS Classes, Dances, and Competitions

32 Hours of Activities spread across the Arts district of Downtown Phoenix

6:00pm

All

Registration

Event, Class, and Competition registrations. Grab your packet and some swag before the night begins.

7:00pm

All

Open Basics Lesson

Collegiate Shag taster lesson. Open to the public.

8:00 - 9:00

All

Open Dancing

9:00 - 9:15

Badass Competitors

Competition - Shag & Drag Prelims

9:15 - 10:00

All

Open Dancing

10:00 - 10:15

Badass Competitors

Competition - Shag & Drag Finals

10:15 - 11:00

All

Open Dancing

9:00am - 10:00am

All

Registration

9:30am - 9:45am

Badass Competitors

Competitors Meeting

10:00am - 11:00am

All

Open Dancing Phoenix Public Market

11:00am - 11:20am

Badass Competitors

Competition - Shag Strictly Prelims

11:20am - 12:00pm

All

Open Dancing Phoenix Public Market

12:00pm - 5:30pm

All

Classes - Details TBA

7:00pm - 11:00pm

All

Dancing and Competitions

12:00pm - 5:30pm

All

Classes - Details TBA

7:00pm - 10:30pm

All

Open Dancing

Festival Passes Reserve Your Space Today - Pre-Sale Passes Have Sold Out

Tier I

Tier I 99

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Tier II

Tier II 119

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Tier III

Tier III 135

27 Passes Left

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Party Pass

Party Pass 50

All Party Access

Reserve Pass

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Phoenix, Arizona

Multiple venues across Downtown Phoenix

Tickets info

Full weekend passes,
Day-long passes, Party Passes, and Single Classes available.

Event Details

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Live music over three days, classes on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets info

Available online

Schedule Details

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Events all happening within two mile radius of the city center.

Housing Available

Contact us to get on the list for local housing.

Carpooling

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