Do you Shag? Who taught you the Basic Shag Step? Did you just learn it on your own by watching or take lessons? Was in a group setting or individual? There are a lot of Shag Instructors that teach lessons every week. Many offer private lessons for those that want to perfect their style or add some advanced moves.
If you like to dance the official state dance of North Carolina and South Carolina, give a shout out to the person that taught you the Basic Step.
Don Bunn in Raleigh at Reds Beach Club. I don’t remember all the other steps I learned on those Monday and Tuesday Nights, but I can still do the basic. LOL
Deb and Lee Hoff at Summerville Country Club. They offer free basic lessons every Monday night!! What an awesome group of people. Love my Summerville Shag friends!!
My mom, right after I learned how to walk 🙂 My first actual classes was with Percy Thornton at Club Faces in Dunn NC. He has since passed away but was a great teacher.
Not only did Melba raise you to be a fine young man, she taught you how to shag. It has been a joy watching you grow up on the dance floor.
This Michigander learned from Jeppy at Fat Harold’s in NMB! Awesome free lessons! ❤
Williams Lake in Sampson County.
I learned at the Sand Flea in Greenville, SC on Sunday afternoons. I dont remember the names of the instructors
Jeff Hargett’s Momma, Robin Hargett at a demonstration at a dance studio in Indian Trail, NC. Didn’t click till her husband told me “just shift your weight with each step” , best advice ever!
The correct way, I had my own version in 1964, from Judy duke 1985. High school girls learned and danced together or with a doorknob
I learned at a very young age, (maybe 8 yrs old)the jitterbug at old Pavilion in MBch.. Then, in high school learned at the MBch Beach club, then at the Pad with partners! JoJo taught me some turning routines! The best shaggers are definitely at Harold’s.. I’ve never had a dance partner so to speak, just love to shag when I have a chance!!
Older friends and junior cotillion at age 12. Thanks mom for signing me up!!
Sam and Lisa West!
Don Bunn and Debbie. Started in 2007 at TJ’s Night Club.
I learned how to shag at the original Embers Club in Raleigh. Lots of great shaggers there! I also watched shaggers at Carolina Beach when I was a young teenager. These are such fond memories!
Learned basic from Danny & Carol Lassiter ( Smithfield, N.C.)
Many lessons with Percy Thornton ( We were blessed)
Four Oaks, N.C.
Learned the basics from some free dance lesson at Fat Harolds. It came natural though.
Jane Cole. Haven’t seen her for at least 10 years. Great shag instructor. Hope she’s doing well.