Get your shagging shoes on, it’s time to shag!
Shag dancing is coming back to the Grand Strand with the 32nd National Shag Dance Championships titles at the Spanish Galleon in North Myrtle Beach Thursday, March 12 through Saturday, March 14.
With ages ranging from eight to 85, 46 couples will compete for the coveted Shag Dance Championships titles. Over $16,000 in cash prizes and crystal trophies will be awarded to Professional, Non-Professional, Seniors, Masters and Junior Divisions. On Saturday night the contest will award the Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarships to previous and present Nationals contestants pursuing a higher education. 2014 saw $19,000 awarded to three new Beth Mitchell scholars and two previous scholars received additional funds to assist them.
The contest doors open each night one hour earlier than the contest time. Start times are: Thursday – 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm.
Tickets are available and can be purchased at the door upon entering the building.
The sponsors are: Kathryn and Eddie Monsour, Camille and Bruce Morgan, The Shaggers Hall of Fame, South Atlantic Bank, RE/MAX Ocean Forest, State Farm Insurance- Bobby Kelly and WMBF News, as well as new sponsors this year Donna and Rusty Hosaflook.