Shag Dancing in Myrtle Beach

Shag Dancing in Myrtle Beach

Believed to have been born right here on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach back in the 1920s, the Carolina Shag is the official state dance in South Carolina! For decades, the rich history and contagious dance moves have attracted visitors from all over the world to Myrtle Beach.

The dance itself is smooth and easy as the ocean breeze that blows off the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, it looks as if the dancers are gliding across the dance floor. Performed to beach music, this is one dance where you won’t spill your drink. It’s simple to learn and all you need is a dance partner, classic beach music, and of course, a cold drink.

There are plenty of local spots to choose from if you’re in the mood to groove. Some of the top places to shag are still located right on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Although you’ll find plenty of free lessons and places to shag in North Myrtle, you can also find shaggers dancing along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet!

Fat Harold’s Beach Club

Fat Harold’s Beach Club is one of the famous spots in North Myrtle Beach known for shag dancing. They offer free shagging lessons for beginners every Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and regular shag dancing lessons every Monday for only $10. If you’re a seasoned shag dancer, you know Fat Harold’s features a nightly DJ where you can get your shag dancing fix 7 days a week!

Duck’s Beach Club

Located on Main Street in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, Duck’s Beach Club is one of the historic shag spots in the area. They offer nightly live music outside on their sidewalk cafe. The SOS, Society of Stranders, is a shag club that hosts a parade each spring to bring dancers together from near and far. And Duck’s is where you’ll find them come springtime!

OD Pavilion

Located right on the oceanfront at the end of Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, OD Pavilion is the last open-air beach music and shag pavilion. It’s world famous – why? – because it’s where it all began! Here you can find shaggers of all ages – both dancing the new and old version of the dance – gliding around the dance floor to smooth and easy beach music. Join in the fun or grab a cocktail and enjoy the free show!

MarshWalk Murrells Inlet

With live music nightly, the bars and restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk are ideal for shag dancing. Grab dinner and walk along the boardwalk for incredible seafood and beautiful views before choosing a spot to dance.

When you choose to live in a StoneGate at Prince Creek, you’re choosing to live a relaxed beach lifestyle where you set the pace. In Myrtle Beach, you’re right in the heart of all the fun and rich history the Grand Strand has to offer!

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