Join us at the Burbank Convention Center and learn why “it don’t mean a thing, if you ain’t got that swing!”
Shag dancing was brought to Burbank last year with the inaugural edition of this event. Surprisingly, for a first run event, the two-day affair drew in over 500 attendees who just couldn’t wait to get down and swing! Founded by two of the area’s top modern day shag dancers, this festival sought to bring their passion and innovative techniques on this retro dance style to the masses. This year, both Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig have gathered more of their professional friends to swing back into the scene with LA Shag Festival 2019 on April 12 – 14. This festival at the Burbank Convention Center promises to be even bigger and better than last year!
There are two major facets to this festival – the Nightly Parties and Daily Workshops!
Nightly Parties – 3 nights of “taster classes” in a variety of different types of shag. From Friday night’s “Collegiate Shag Taster”to Sunday night’s “The Madison Taster”, you’ll be able to pick up the subtle (and not so subtle) differences while being instructed by the pros! Each night consists of contests in a variety of shag categories and late night DJ dancing parties. And when we say “late night”, if last year was any indication, the sun will be rising and dancers will still be swinging!
Daily Workshop – The true heart and soul of this event is the two days (Saturday/Sunday) of workshops, broken down in different skill levels so you’ll never feel out of place. Last year, there was only one style offered – Shag! That, of course, returns with four different levels broken into three sessions each day (from beginner to advanced). New for 2019, the instructors will be providing workshops for a second style – L.A. Style Lindy Hop (with two skill levels and two sessions each).
Ready to swing your heart out at the LA Shag Festival 2019? Book your stay with us at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, the host venue for this event. Our hotel offers guests a variety of upscale accommodations and amenties, perfect for kicking back and resting those dancing feet after a full day of swinging at the adjacent Burbank Convention Center.