Check out these dancers enjoying the fun, laid-back style of the shag.
Performers Jay Rollins and Tobitha Stewart dance the Carolina Shag at the 2019 USA Grand National Dance Championships in Atlanta. The couple shag to “Fever,” which was originally released by Little Willie John in 1956.
Inspired by the movie, “Shag,” a coming of age film that details the adventures of several teenage girls who head to Myrtle Beach for spring break, the couple in this clip recreated one of the movie’s famous dance scenes for their wedding. The bride, who is from Spartanburg, South Carolina, choreographed the dance to the beach tune, “Stagger Lee,” by Lloyd Price.
Jeremy Webb and Mandy Holt dance the shag to “Poison Ivy,” by “The Coasters,” at the Shaggers Hardwood Championship last year in North Myrtle Beach.
Certified instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios can help you and your favorite dance partner learn to shag before heading to the beach this summer. Learning to shag has the added bonus of allowing you to indulge in vacation meals and fruity cocktails without worrying about gaining a few pounds. Ballroom dancing is a great combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Fred Astaire Dance Studios is the global leader in ballroom dance instruction and offers private or group lessons at its local studios, as well as an Online Dance Platform allowing you to take lessons from your living room.
Take a trip to the beach on the dance floor this summer by learning to shag. Contact our Fred Astaire Dance Studio to schedule a future lesson.