Peter and Aila are known for their smooth, elegant dancing style, and love exploring the wide range of tones, speeds and moves that Shag enables. Their passion for the dance has taken them teaching, performing, and DJing for shagsters all over the UK and Europe. They have been dancing Shag and other swing dances together for over 10 years.
Peter set up London’s ‘Shag Pile’, a group which exists to grow the local scene through high quality weekly classes, workshops and events, with a teaching team of London’s finest dancers augmented by the best international guests. Peter particularly likes the broad sweep of music that suits Shag, from the 1920s to today.
Aila’s professional dance experience and training bring a solid and technical knowledge to her teaching. She is artistic director and choreographer of the internationally renowned flapper troupe ‘The Bee’s Knees’ and leads Shag Pile’s performance troupe The Shag Pilots.