Maja Sommerfeldt & Teis Volstrup
Maja and Teis`s style of collegiate shag is a unique mix of colourful variations, improvisation and musicality. Their core driver is fun and happiness, which they love to express in their teaching, competitions and shows. Together they teach weekly classes of Collegiate Shag for everyone from beginners to shagsters with years of experience and have been a main force in creating what is now a blooming scene in Copenhagen by providing a continuity of classes on various levels for more than two years’ time. Weekdays without teaching shag are often spent on teaching lindy hop since Maja & Teis are teaching swing dancing in all major schools and societies in Copenhagen. In other words – the passion for swing dancing is becoming more and more of a lifestyle. If swing is a passion – rhythm must be. And those two crazy kids are more aware of dancing to that pulsing music together than letting choreographies lead heir steps.
Maja and Teis made their debut on the international scene with entering and winning the endurance competition at BCN Shag Festival 2017. They won what Stephen Sayer announced “the beast” of competitions, their tickets to LA Shag Festival and were able to proof their fast feet skills once more by placing 1st on the North American continent too. Not leaning back claiming anything like fastest feet on earth, they entered and won the endurance competition at BCN Shag Festival 2018 once again. Travelling to Los Angeles in April 2019 they plan on defeating their title with showing their love of dancing fast while keeping their happy smiles until they are the last couple dancing. Known all over Europe since 2017 they travel, dance, compete and perform with swing dancing and Collegiate. So far they have been able to show and share their passion in Sweden, Poland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America, Hungary and Greece. They hold multiple titles and podium places in endurance, shag strictly and mix and match, where they are randomly partnered up with an unknown dance partner. By now Maja and Teis are well known faces in the international scene and travel the world to participate in various events for social dancing, teaching, performing and competing in Collegiate shag.
We are very happy about them coming to Innsbruck and sharing their passion with us in December.