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      Carolina Shag Dance Lesson and Dancing to Beach Music in Atlanta

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      August 14, 2010

      Saturday   6:30 PM

      Atlanta, Georgia, United States
      Atlanta, Georgia

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      Carolina Shag Dance Lesson and Dancing to Beach Music

      If you are not familiar with the Carolina Shag, it has no relation to the British phrase of the same name. It's the state dance of North and South Carolina, originated in North Myrtle Beach during the late 1940s and is often described as a slow Lindy Hop. Danced to old R & B and Boogie songs (John Lee Hooker and Ernie K Doe) as well as Lady Antebellum's latest hit, the shag is best executed with a beer in one hand and a woman in the other. They say the shag isn't just a dance, it's a lifestyle, with over 100 active shag dance clubs in the South. There will be a free Carolina Shag Dance Lesson starting @ 6:30, given by ShagAtlanta's own Alan Halpern. I learned the basic steps from Alan and he is a great teacher. Following the lesson stay and practice your new steps while dancing to the best of Carolina Beach Music and meet some of the nicest people in the South, the membership of ShagAtlanta! The Lesson is free and Nemoes does not charge a cover. I'll update this meetup with specific directions to Nemoes as we get closer to the date. Please feel to email me with any questions you have. If you are not familiar with the shag, search with Carolina shag on youtube or with jhkeleher and see my own videos of the ShagAtlanta membership doing exhibiition dances. ****I realize that the start time for this will be very close to the ending time of the other meetup on this day, which starts at 3:00. If you have any suggestions about dealing with the conflict, just let me know how we can work around this****************

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