THE EVENT Why Shag and Drag
We work hard to cultivate an environment in which you get exposed to different voices and styles.
Not a Hotel Event
Breaking free from the hotel ballroom, we bring this event to the vibrant streets and killer venues of our City Centre.
From music choice, to venues and experiences, our goal is to present to you an event that highlights styles, immerses you in the arts district in Phoenix, and brings out your inner badass.
Trophies You Want to Win
Just like everything else, we put great thought into finding trophies that you will want to raise in victory.
THE VOICES Instructors
You want to be the best in the world one day? Yes, why not… Me too!
ShagYou want to be the best in the world one day? Yes, why not… Me too!
Bio coming soon
Vintage Blues & All the Shag, Founder
Jonathan LindseyVintage Blues & All the Shag, Founder
Known for his dynamic style, technical knowledge, and occasionally over-the-top humor, Jonathan actively dances, teaches and performs around the world. He is founder of the performance group Savage Rhythm. As an instructor and DJ, Jonathan has traveled throughout North America and Europe spreading the gospel of classic jazz dance, music and history. Through his experience as a student of the sciences of anatomy and kinesiology, Jonathan brings the unique perspective and knowledge of body mechanics and movement to teaching and the dance.
Argentine Tango Champions, Performers, & Instructors
Nico and StephArgentine Tango Champions, Performers, & Instructors
2014 World Tango Champions
Shagsters Extraordinaire, 2018 SDF Strictly Winners
Kendall and Ronnie RoderickShagsters Extraordinaire, 2018 SDF Strictly Winners
Kendall and Ronnie Roderick are known to dance on any surface and have begun traveling the world to create videos for their live.collegiate.shag instagram channel, making it their mission to help promote Collegiate shag to the world. Through shredding the bottoms of shoes in Red Rocks Colorado, dancing in torrential downpours in New Orleans, scaling medieval fortress walls in Valencia, Spain and shag dancing into the 4th dimension…or a swimming pool, you’ll see them around!
Dabney and Karen HopkinsCollegiate Shag
Energetic and technically focused, Karen is an accomplished dancer, instructor, and co-organizer of Hep Kats and the Kats Korner in Mesa, Arizona. Karen has lived, taught and coached Lindy and other Jazz varieties of dancing since first becoming enamored with it in 2003. A versatile dancer with experience in Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Solo and Partnered Charleston, Karen has taught and competed through the Southwest. Her other credits include performing with the Hollywood Hotshots, as well as being cast as a dancer in Katy Perry’s music video “Thinking of You” and being cast as a principle dancer for the episode “Static” on the TV show “Cold Case.”