Now in its 4th year, Mind the Shag is a one-of-a-kind celebration of dancing and music.

Our wonderful teachers have provided blocks of 2-hour classes. Like last year, you can book these as a whole track or individual stations.


And of course we will have parties.

A truly exciting lineup of bands and DJs awaits you in some fantastic venues. Like the last three years,

Mind the Shag is all about working hard on your new steps during the day and letting loose in a relaxed environment in the evenings.



Salty Jitterbugs (Krystal & Alex)

Salty Jitterbugs (Krystal & Alex), Krystal (with Mexican rhythm in her veins) and Alex (with the fast tempo of his Russian heart), teamed up in London in 2016 as a formal dancing couple.


Since then they have been taking every opportunity to spread their love for Collegiate Shag, like the premier fast-tempo night Salty Mondays.

Simona De Leo


Simona De Leo is a freelance illustrator. Working with both digital and classic watercolour techniques, she likes to combine the two and develop a unique and fresh style.

Her passion for jazz and swing dance gives a touch of vintage flavour to her colour palette and subjects.

With a BA degree in Comics and Illustration from Italy and an MA degree in illustration from Kingston University, London,  Simona is an excellent visual communicator and is able to condense feelings

and emotions in just a few lines of drawing.

At night you can find her sketching musicians in some cozy jazz club in the city.

She is the creative soul of Mind the Shag.

Robert Goldie

Robert Goldie has been a passionate collector of old records since the 70s, and with his collection of 16 thousand vinyls he’s one of the finest connoisseurs of vintage music - from country blues, swing, western swing and honky-tonk to R&B, rock'n'roll, doowop and surf.

Since 2016 he has been sharing his passion by playing his precious vinyls at swing dances in the UK as "DJ Bobcat".

By day, Robert is a freelance editor and translator from Russian, Serbo-Croat, French and Italian. 

He is the official editor af Mind the Shag.

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