The Shag, which developed on the crowded floors of dance clubs, is called a slot dance because it is danced with both partners moving up and down on a single line or track. If you imagine yourself dancing on a single railroad tie, it will help you to remember to stay on your track. This slot helps the dancers to dance within a very small space without bumping into each other. The slot can rotate and change, however, it is important to remember that each partner continues to dance on a slot in relation to each other. This slot is an area about 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. If the floor is very crowded this slot area decreases. If the floor is not crowded a larger slot area is acceptable. In any type of partner dancing, there are basic elements that together make the dance flow. These elements are clean footwork, the correct timing, a strong dance position, and good lead and follow. There are many different patterns and movements in Shag dancing. The patterns mainly include different types of turns for both man and woman.