The History of “Shagtour.com”
Statement: Our intent and desire is to preserve the shag dance and be
proactive in its growth.
"Shagtour.com" evolved in
2007 from a conversation between Renee Baker of
and then dance partner Rick Honeycutt of
regarding all the informational emails Renee was responding to from her
contacts. Renee, former President of Lancaster Shag Club, had compiled a
list of her friends, contacts and club members who knew that she was the
"go to" person for all upcoming shagging events in the
Every month more
friends asked to be a part of this email and Shag clubs began sending
her information to be shared. Both Renee and Rick had been members of "Lancaster
Shag Club" for several years. Renee and Rick supposed that a website
would be a much easier way to share the information, promote the shag
dance and would be a lot less work for Renee. After lengthy discussions,
they determined to at least give it a try. Both parties realized the
website "name", or link, would be the first order of business.
After much deliberation, via cell phone,
the name "Shagtour.com" was selected. Shag for the dance and "tour" for
all tourists that would visit and be benefited by this new site and
because they also decided to "tour" each club and gather information
first hand. It was a simple, catchy, easy to spell title and was liked
A major milestone was achieved upon which
to build their vision.
They both decided that the mission for the
Shagtour website would be to provide all the information within the shag
world on one "user friendly" site, posting "hard to find" information
about the clubs that was not available elsewhere. Some examples are:
cover charges, non-smoking areas, menus, dance floor size, seating,
A Facebook page was also added in 2009 for
current events, flyers and pictures from shag club events, beach
music festivals and other shag related activities. Friends of Shagtour
may share their pictures and flyers on this page.
You are invited to visit "www.shagtour.com"
and send in your comments and suggestions to email@example.com -