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The Grand Strand is known for many things but one of the most iconic aspects to come out of this area is the shag, the renowned swinging dance that calls Myrtle Beach its birthplace. Coming into prominence from back in the early 1940’s, the shag owes its existence to the sounds of R&B music that emanated nightly from African-American beach clubs along Ocean Boulevard. White teenagers were drawn to the music and the lively dancing at the clubs, often watching from balcony areas in the clubs and combining these new moves with the dances they already knew. As the demand for the R&B that played at these clubs led to the music getting radio play, the shag’s popularity exploded along the Grand Strand.... Read More
When you think about Myrtle Beach, there are many things that come to mind like the Boardwalk, beach music and endless golf courses. But one of the things Myrtle Beach is best known for will be celebrated from April 20-29 as the SOS Spring Safari returns to the area to perform the shag at the Grand Strand's most popular beach bars and dance clubs. With ten days of dancing fun packed into the duration of the festival, fans of the shag cannot miss taking a vacation to Myrtle Beach during the Spring Safari. For those unfamiliar with the history of the shag along the Grand Strand, here's a crash course.... Read More
There are few places across the globe that can lay claim to being the birthplace of a particular pop culture innovation. The Grand Strand holds bragging rights when it comes to dance, as it is the birthplace of the world-famous dance known as the Shag. Developed in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day monotonies of life in coastal South Carolina. During this time period, teens and young adults fled to the beachfront clubs and lounges in order to listen and dance to rhythm and blues music, which at the time was considered largely inappropriate due to its romantic themes and sultry tunes.... Read More
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