Collegiate Shag is a spot dance whose basic is usually a six count pattern that begins in a closed position or close embrace. In its original form, eight count basics were also used and the dance could resemble Balboa. This style of Shag is known to have been practiced across the United States, including in the Carolinas, Chicago, and Southern California.
Origin: various locations in the U.S in the 1920s.
Music: mainly traditional swing.
Synonyms: Flea Hop.