Registration Now Open!


It returns. After an amazing second year, we are incredibly excited to present the Third exciting edition of the Phoenix Shag & Drag Festival.

SDF, an amazing weekend celebrating fast dancing and vintage blues. Shag & Drag features voices and styles from around the world. We seek to bring to this festival the best influences new and old, to feature the broad expression of styles inherent in the dance, great music to move your body and soul, and we always aim to create an immersive experience.

This is a weekend of dancing in great venues throughout Phoenix; killer live music; and enough mind-blowing-bring-out-the-badass experiences to feed your inner-swing-shag-vintage-blues-jazz-dancing beast.

3 Days of Live Music, 4 Incredible Competitions, 2 Days of Classes featuring World Class Instructors, 1 hell of an event.

When: Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th


S & M
Irina Amzashvili (USA)
Jonathan Lindsey (USA)
Dabney & Karen (USA)
Bill & Liisa Weidner (USA)
Kate Ramsay & Julie Roman (USA)
Kendall & Ronnie Roderick (USA)
…more TBA

Registration Now Open!


3 Evenings of Live Music (Fri, Sat, Sun)
1 Morning of Live Music (Saturday, Public Market Swing)


Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles
Uptown Big Band
Lava Hot Jass Band

DJ Morgan Day (head DJ)
…other DJ’s TBA


Shag & Drag
Shag Strictly
White Heat Endurance

Title Trophies:

One of a kind and worthy of display. These are trophies for which you will want the throw-down, bare-knuckled struggle. (See 2017)


We are working hard to bring together some of the best swag worthy of SDF. Rumor has it that people are already claiming dibs on some of the limited edition pieces.

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