St. Louis Shag mit Laura & Victor

25. Mai 2024

Laura und Victor sind zum 3. mal zusammen in Hamburg und nutzen die Gelegenheit, den St. Louis Shag in Hamburg mit einem weiteren Workshop zu etablieren!

Was ist St. Louis Shag?

„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.

St Louis Shag can be wonderfully combined with Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Tap Dance or Collegiate Shag… so all swing dancers are welcome!“

Die Trainer: Laura & Victor

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 infectious! 


Part 1: “All In”

For all those who have not yet participated to one of our Saint Louis Shag workshops in 2023, or need to refresh their basics. We will give you the foundation to be able to participate to our workshop Part 2.

13:00 – 15:00
Part 2: “for confident dancers”

You already know the posture, some basics and classic shapes or participated to Part 1. We will build up on it!

If you feel confident in your St Louis Shag, this is the right workshop for you! We will challenge you, show you a combo, and make sure that you can dance it to faster tempos. 

Side note: This is also a good basis if you want to dance on our side in the St Louis Shag Battle Team at Swing Paradise in Vilnius 2 weeks later!

If you haven’t practiced Saint Louis Shag in a long time, we advise you to also participate to the workshop Part 1. 

15:00 – 16:00
Social dancing / Freies Tanzen:

We will make sure that there will be Saint Louis Shag friendly music, and remain at your disposal for an open practice session. All participants of the day are welcome!


€35.00 pro Person pro Level


Ab 20. März um 20:00 Uhr »hier«!
(19. März war ein Tippfehler, sorry!)