The history and survival of shag dancing in Myrtle Beach and coastal Carolinas

Dancers take to the floor at OD Pavilion for the 2017 SOS Spring Safari. The Society of Stranders (S.O.S.) Spring Safari kicked off on Saturday, April 22 with Shag dancing at clubs in North Myrtle Beach. Thousands are expected to attend the 10-day dance party with popular beach music bands, DJs, and dance lessons throughout the event. The SOS parade happens Saturday, 29th at 1pm on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.

Below are places to dance to shag music along the Grand Strand.

Spanish Galleon Beach Club

100 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach; Phone: (843) 249-1048

Located inside the OD Beach & Golf Resort in the heart of downtown North Myrtle Beach, The Spanish Galleon Beach Club is one of the hottest nightlife spots on the Grand Strand for dancing, shagging and partying the night away.

This “World Famous” nightclub embodies the spirit of Ocean Drive and Main Street North Myrtle Beach with lots of live music from the best bands in Carolina Beach Music, special events such as the Shag Dance National Championships and lively crowds dancing to hits by the best DJs in town.

Catering to crowds of all ages, there’s always something happening here and at the adjoining The OD Beach Club Grille, the Tiki Bar and upstairs OD Beach Cafe.

Fat Harold’s Beach Club 

212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach; Phone: (843) 249-5779

Located along Main Street North Myrtle Beach, Fat Harold’s is a world-renowned Beach music club known as one of the best shag bars in the Myrtle Beach area.

Inside the walls of this happening nightlife hotspot you’ll find great DJs, live music from the best Carolina Beach music bands and lots and lots of folks doing the Shag, the official state dance of South Carolina.

Be part of the North Myrtle Beach shag community as you enjoy cold drinks, good food and great people while getting down to classic Beach tunes all night long!

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