St. Louis Shag is a territory swing dance, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1930s. The dance has a stationary 8-count basic that is commonly composed of triple-step, kick, triple-step, kick, but has other variations too within the basic steps. The general speed of music is around 220-300 bpm and it is usually done to stomp, jump, and boogie-woogiemusic.
St. Louis Shag has a lot of kicks and closed position patterns; some steps can be done apart as well as done together. Some Pattern such as Kenny Kicks, and Kenny Flicks are named after a native St. Louis dancer Kenny Wetzel , who introduced the St. Louis Shag to Southern California over 50 years ago.