The Full Story
The Golden Isles Shag Club was started in 1989. Our
mission is to promote and preserve the heritage of beach music and shag dancing by educating and teaching others the art of shag dancing and providing our members and guests with dance opportunities, as well as informing them of beach music and shag dancing activities in our area.
We welcome all newcomers and dancers of all of swing styles. Come out and have fun dancing with us.
Beach, Boogie & Shag
Our music is swing, R&B, Blues, country swing and some Latin swing music. It is that 4/4 danceable beat that is irresistible and gets you on the dance floor. Examples: the Temptations, The Drifters, The Embers, Delbert McClinton, Josh Turner, BB King
Born in the dance clubs of South Carolina in the 40's as a blend of the Jitter Bug, Lindy Hop and the Jive, the slowed down smooth style of footwork created in Afro-American clubs morphed into the Carolina Shag. With each generation the dance has evolved with the music and lives today in Shag Clubs everywhere.