Collegiate? St. Louis? Double Shag!

11. Februar 2023 | New Swing Studio | Boschstraße 15 D

Spontan können wir Euch einen weiteren Workshop anbieten: Shag im Doppelpack!

Laura Perion (Hamburg) & Victor Espinal (Spanien) unterrichten Collegiate Shag und St.Louis Shag !

Die Trainer

Laura is a versatile dancer with a 15 year background in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance in France. Yet Collegiate Shag was her first experience with partner dancing when she started in 2015, in Hamburg. Since then, she has traveled the world to learn from the best, and worked on expanding her follower skills through other dances, such as blues, forró or kizomba. She considers that Balboa and Shag belong together, is a strong advocate for smooth partnership, consistent and contrasted body movements in harmony with the music. She likes the magic of being matched with random new dance partners in competitions or socially, and believes in long parties that end up with a decent soul train! 

Victor discovered Shag in 2015 in Barcelona, after starting with Lindy Hop and Blues. He has been seen at various festivals around Europe, basically partying hard, learning The Shag and meeting our international shag family. As a teacher of Lindy Hop, Collegiate and Saint Louis Shag in some schools of his scene, he is very proud of having brought Collegiate and Saint Louis Shag in 2019 to his hometown Lima, in Perú. He believes that Shag can be danced in a very relaxed and explosive way, making it an inclusive dance for all dancers. He really likes to switch between styles while social dancing, jumping from a comfortable Collegiate Shag to a smooth Balboa to an energetic Saint Louis Shag, and keep the flow with his partner. 

These two social animals met in 2017 at a Mix and Match contest in Vilnius and never miss an opportunity to grow together. Watch out : their undying enthusiasm and ability to turn anything into a party is infectuous! 

Das Programm

11:00 bis 13:00 Uhr Saint Louis Shag Introduction

Level „All In“

„St. Louis Shag is a unique dance from St. Louis with a bouncy step that swivels in and out very much like the Charleston. It has patterns with kicks and jumps and can be done to very fast music

Für ALLE Swing Tänzer, die sich entweder mit Lindy Hop, Charleston, Boogie Woogie, Balboa oder Collegiate Shag ein bisschen auskennen. SLS ist ein 8-Count Swing Tanz, und lässt sich wunderbar mit anderen Tänzen der Swing-Welt kombinieren. Im Unterricht werden wir die Geschichte, Körperhaltung, Basics, die Ästhetik von SLS, ein paar Figuren und Kombos zeigen… und auch Transitions von / zu anderen Tanzstilen, damit die Teilnehmer sich zutrauen, bei Parties damit zu experimentieren.

14:30 bis 16:30 Uhr Collegiate Shag

Int / Adv -> Voraussetzung: die Teilnehmer kennen schon ein paar Collegiate Shag Basics und tanzen seit mindestens ein paar Monaten.


Ihr könnt St.Louis Shag oder Collegiate Shag für jeweils 35 Euro oder beide für 70 Euro buchen.


Anmeldung ab Montag, 16. Januar, 18:00 Uhr, bitte per E-Mail an mit folgenden Angaben:

  • Name
  • Rolle: Follow oder Lead
  • Partner:in: ja/nein, wenn ja, Name
  • Welcher Workshop? St. Louis, Collegiate oder beide?