Many years ago, the Shag was born on the beaches of South Carolina, with songs like Carolina Girls, Myrtle Beach Days, and Give Me Just A Little More Time. Many young men and women danced their days and nights away with the carefree music of the Carolinas, and now you can too!
To harken back to those carefree days, Karen Workman and Roger Carr, local dance pros, will be teaching a four week session of Carolina Shag dance. Shag is now known as the state dance of both NC and SC. It is widely popular throughout the Southeast and danced in several local area shag clubs, including the Mountain Shag Club and the Rutherford County Shag Club. Karen and Roger have spent many years competing, teaching, and coaching Shag dancers throughout the Upstate and Western NC. They have been featured dancers in several Theater shows in the area, including Milltown Players and Tryon Little Theater.
Shag classes will be on Thursdays, beginning March 28 and will run through April 18. The classes will get underway at 6:30 pm in the Tryon Fine Arts Center Pavilion. The four week series will be $65 per person. For more information, contact the box office or visit the website at tryonarts.org.