Stephen & Karine

Stephen Sayer is a swing dance instructor, performer and choreographer based out of Los Angeles. While having love for all things that swing, he specializes in 40’s and 50’s LA Style Lindy and Collegiate Shag. He has won countless first place titles in Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag competitions at such events as Camp Hollywood, US Open, Camp Jitterbug, ILHC, and was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2012. He is also the co-founder and choreographer of the award winning LA Shag and LA Lindy teams. He has taught and performed all across the world and has even shared the stage performing with Aretha Franklin. He is dedicated to preserving and sharing the techniques of his dance inspirations while also bringing in his own style and ideas.


All the way from Brazil, Karine Hermes is a dancer with background in ballet, jazz and belly dance before swing. One of the main names in Brazil, she gathered experience learning many different styles and approaches around the world. Elegant, graceful and musical, she currently teaches with the world renowned lindy and collegiate shag champion Stephen Sayer, in Los Angeles and internationally.