With our 19th Annual Beach n’ Boogie Weekend quickly approaching, there is no better way to get fired up and ready than learning about Shag Dancing!
Where Did It Originate? | Funny you should ask! Shag Dancing, otherwise known as The “Carolina Shag” was born along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean near Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For those of you that do not know, North Myrtle Beach is just right up the road from Ocean Lakes Family Campground.
Who? | Lifeguards, waitresses, and other young adults are the ones who are credited with starting the Shag in the Grand Strand. The basic step for this upbeat, quick and smooth dance is a six-count, eight-step pattern danced in a slot. Anyone can do this dance, whether you are 5 years old or 100 years old!
Learn To Shag! | Judy Duke will be conducting lessons on Saturday. She is in the Shag Hall of Fame, Living Legend of Shaggers, National and Grand National Shagger Judge, and a Pro Dancer. For those of you that have been shagging on the beach for years, you may recognize her from Fat Harold’s in North Myrtle Beach, where she teaches every Thursday.
Minute With Mallory | Tune in tomorrow to catch Mallory dancing the Shag! She will be showing you the basic steps and talking about the big event this weekend.
Friday: 7 PM – 10 PM à The Embers
Saturday: 10 AM à Beginner Shag Lessons
11 AM à Beginner Shag Lessons
Noon à Intermediate Shag Lessons
2 PM à Mini-Golf Tournament
7 PM – 10 PM à The Catalinas
Sunday: 9 AM – 10 AM à Non-Denominational Worship Service
10:15 AM à Bible Study
Until Next Time | This will be a family-friendly weekend full of great beach music, Shag lessons for all ages, and fun! See you soon, Happy Campers!