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St Louis Shag ('speed shag')

St Louis Shag is a partner dance derived from the Charleston. It can be danced at very high speed, although some of its figures can look graceful at moderately-paced music. It is danced mostly in place, the body barely moving but the legs dancing different patterns on the floor. It is not often seen any more - EUSDS is probably the only place to teach it in the UK. I have not found any vintage movie clips, but you can see a modern one by clicking here,

Visit the class notes page on the Swingdoctors' website for notes and videos about how to dance Balboa.