Tag - Society of Stranders (SOS)

Make Time to Shag!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:00 AM by Julie Ellis

What was that? No, I don’t mean “shag” the way the popular Austin Powers movies defined it, and I’m not talking about carpet. The shag is the official dance of South Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach area is the best place to learn the dance or at least watch skilled shaggers while you listen to beach music, some of the happiest music ever recorded (and not to be confused with Beach Boys-style “surf music”). The shag is a smooth, laid-back dance that has been called the “swing dance of the South,” and it is often described as “a slow jitterbug.”…

National Shag Dance Championship Finals

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Did you know that Shag is the South Carolina State Dance? It is! Are you a fan of reality dance programs like Dancing With The Stars? If that answer is definite "yes," than you won’t want to miss the National Shag Dance Championships. The National Shag Dance Championship is also the longest continuously running shag dance competition in the United States and the finals return to North Myrtle Beach for its 35 th year this March. Competitors will dance the night away on March 8 th through March 10 th at North Myrtle Beach's Spanish Galleon, located…