It was SOS Spring Safari the week I first posted this 3 years ago.
I was thinking.. how many moves or steps are there? It is probably impossible to have a complete list. How many are made up by only a few people? How many are well known?
I figured I would start a list and see what people think is missing…Please use the comment form here at the bottom of the page.
Everyone that calls themselves a shagger… knows these 4 shag moves
- Female Turn
- Male Turn
Other Moves Picked up in Comments and Replies ( list under construction, please help)
|Alias Half Turn||Hitch|
|Alley Roll||Kiss Me or Tuck|
|Ankle Roll||Male Off the Hip|
|Back Lean||Mountain Boogie|
|Behind the Back||Outside Sweep|
|Belly Roll||Outside Tuck Turns|
|Belly Roll Slide||Pause Walk Up|
|Boogie Train||Pitter Pat|
|Camel||Pull Through Combination|
|Change My Mind||Reverse Basic|
|Charlie||Reverse Belly Roll|
|Chase||Reverse Sailor Shuffle|
|Doo Dah||Sailor Shuffle|
|Double Back Double Boogie||Shorty George|
|Double Hook||Side by Side|
|Double Lean||Side Walk|
|Double Pam||Skip Pivot|
|Duck Walk||Stop Sign|
|Elvis Drop||Stutter Step|
|Female Double Kick||Sugar Foot Cha-Cha|
|Female Sailor Basic||Sugarfoot|
|Five Kick Turn||Trip Reverse Start-Up|
|Fly Back||Triple Hook|
|Follow Me||Tuck Out|
|Forward Sailor Shuffle||Walk Back|
|Front and Back Boogie||Womble|
Please add to the list.. Try not to duplicate any that are already posted in the comments.
What are your favorites? What is currently missing from the list of Well Known Steps and Shag Moves?
6 thoughts on “List of Shag Moves and Steps”
My wife Judy and I created a step called THE ZIGGY. We dance at a club on St Simons Island Ga with the same name and wanted to honor the owner Keenan Carter (Ziggy) when we made it up. Golden Isles Shag Club. We have taught it to the South Strand Shag Club in Murrell’s Inlet SC when I DJ’d there last year.
We are just getting into shag dancing. The list of dance steps is great, but, an explanation of how each step would be even better than just a list. Thank you.
Stutter, Change my mind, triple reverse start-up….
boogie walk, duck walk, doo dah, fly back,
stutter step, skip pivot. shorty George,