Do you count yourself as a fan of shows such as "Dancing With The Stars?" If the answer is a definite "yes," than why not see some top-notch dancing in person?

The National Shag Dance Championship returns this weekend to the Myrtle Beach area with the preliminary round. Now in its' 31st year, competitors will dance the night away on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at North Myrtle Beach's Spanish Galleon, located at 100 N. Ocean Blvd.

Those looking to put their best foot forward will lace up their dancing shoes starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Doors open at 7 p.m., so get there early and find the best seat.

Dancers who make it through the prelims move on to the finals round, which will be held March 6 through March 8.

Past NSDC winners have gone on to perform on such national programs and events as "Good Morning America," NBA games and the Beach Music Awards.

So, make plans this weekend to enjoy some fantastic dancing not in the comfort of your living room, but in the shag dancing capital of the U.S.

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