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Arthur Murrays: How To Dance The Shag

" The Shag is certainly sweeping the country and I'll be glad to teach it to you"
... Mr. Arthur Murray

-- Synopsis:
Mr. Murray explains the Shag to a mock dance class. Murray demonstrates how to do a step, then does a brief exhibition and continues on with four or five basic steps such as the " Time Step and the " Break" . Then he calls out a few of his " Advanced" students to demo the dance. When the class concludes they are off to the Lido Country Club where his 'Arthur Murray Shag dancers' take to the floor and do a dance routine for the patrons.

 * Features:
This film features Arthur Murray and his Shag Dancers. It is basically a Slow-Slow-Quick-Quick. This instructional film has never been released on video and was only available in 117' 16mm. It has been transferred to video thru dance enthusiasts and is available thru the Library of Congress..

Arthur Murray Instructs the class Screen Shot Arthur Murray does a quick demo Screen Shot Murrays advanced student take to the floor Screen Shot Murrays advanced student take to the floor Screen Shot 2 Arthur Murray Shang Dancers doing a nightclub exhibition Screen Shot

More Film Information below





1937 General Service Studio / Educational Pictures Producer: Al Christie [DVD | VHS]


Country Made:



8 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Instructional | Music | Dance Arthur Murray Collegiate Shag | Arthur Murray Shag Excellent

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Arthur Murray Arthur Murray Arthur Murray
Arthur Murray Shag Dancers Tom Gallagher -
Dusty   -
Ruthie & Johnny   -
Tom Gallagher   -
Francine Francis?    

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Special Dance Interest

Arthur Murray Shag n/a n/a Arthur Murray Shag
Collegiate Shag     Collegiate Shag

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