If you like explosive energy, you are in the the right dance, lets fall in love with St. Louis Shag and make your partner sweat. Easily we get hypnotized by the bouncy light feeling of triple-step, kick, triple-step, kick and of the ability of spinning fast and secure without losing balance! It’s a performance dance because the technique is so precise and advanced.
Working with acceleration and power you will be able to impress wherever you dance some taps, holds, inside cross kicks and crazy stomps! Lets get wild on the dance floor!
Beginners level requirement
In this chapter you will start by learning two different basics of St. Louis Shag footwork. This is not a dance for lazy dancers, practice as much as you can the basics, we want to prepare you for fast music tempos in the next levels!
We also teach you properly how to change directions, the important numbers of this dance are 3 and 7, where you kick and have strong connection to redirect your dance and your partner by releasing that powerful energy you both created together.
No training required
Will to learn
Love for dance
Intermediate level requirement
Can you still catch some breath? Super! You are working in expanding your lungs strength and your dancing skills! In this level we don’t slow down and teach you eye-catching moves like Back to Back and crazy stuff like Step Stomp Pup Turns.
We’ll work further on acceleration and balance for you to feel relaxed and ready to go deeper into the crazy Shag advanced world. Pack your shoes and let’s go!
Advanced level requirement
Now you reached the level for the wildness moves of your dancing life! If you are a St. Louis Shag advanced dancer you can combine lots of moves without even blinking? Now you are ready to switch from powerful to engagement or relaxed connection.
We teach you how to make stretchy long sliding doors and explosive revolving doors. After you learn all the doors moves, we are sure the swing world will be more wide open for you!
Why we started dancing together
Cat&James met in 2014 in Frankie Manning 100th anniversary!
They became good friends first and faster than expected they started working together everyday. This lovely journey was meant to be, they developed their artistic skills with each other for the last 6 years. They became famous teachers, performers and choreographers working and building their art and career, in a daily full time job, in many different swing styles. Their magic is creating a special environment in their classes, a combination of serious and playful atmosphere that catches the students attention. St Louis Shag is where they can express themselves at its most because is a very dynamic and powerful dance.
Want to try other swing styles?
Isn't this the style you are looking for? No problem! We have three more different styles that you can start learning. Upon registration you will have access to all lessons available. We do recommend you take one style at once but you are free to navigate between them as you prefer. Are you ready to start impressing with your new moves? Take a chance on this journey with us it will be memorable.
— Full Pack —
With this monthly package you get access to all the material in this swing dance library. It includes all the dancing styles: Charleston, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and St. Louis Shag. Enjoy mixing the styles and you will become an expert of fast swing dancing.
Choose this to pay monthly and learn with our experts Cat and Ben of this sophisticated and glamourous golden twenties style. Enjoy the full access to all levels of this 20's Chalreston package.