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Virginia  Beach  Shag  Club 

PO Box  3098

Virginia Beach, VA  23454

Contact Name

Harold Davis* 

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When And Where We Dance

1st Sun. of Month @

5pm (lessons)

 6pm (open dancing)

Wednesdays @

7:00pm (lessons)

8:00pm (open dancing)

Upper Deck

206 16th St & Atlantic Ave.

Virginia Beach, VA


In 1985, Fran Bingley and a dedicated group of people who loved to dance formed the Tidewater Shag Club.  The name changed to Virginia Beach Shag Club in 1989.  The club was accepted into the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC) in 1992. 

The club has sponsored three other shag clubs into the ACSC, Outer Banks Shag Club, NC; Boogie on the Bay Shag Club, Portsmouth, VA and Northern Virginia Shag Club.  The club also sponsored the first Junior Shag Club in Virginia in 1995. 

They also raise money for the local charity,  “Edmarc” (Children with terminal illness).

Just south of the Chesapeake Bay, on the coast of Virginia, you can find the Virginia Beach shaggers having a “grand old time“. These shaggers meet at The Upper Deck. On Wednesday nights the club meets for “Mix N Mingle Night” at 6:45pm and on Fridays they can come listen to the DJ at 8:00pm. Usually a beach band will be playing around 9:30pm. On the first Sunday of the month, the Virginia Beach Shag Club has their monthly social at The Upper Deck. The social starts at 5:00pm with a shag lesson, taught by a rotating list of instructors. The lessons are free with admission to the social. Members get in for $5 and guests get in for $7. After the lesson ends at 6:00pm, the music and fun begins along with a buffet dinner. The dancing continues until 9:00pm. Club DJ’s rotate spinning the tunes on Wednesday and Sunday.

You’ll find these shag club members out and about at the sister clubs in the area in addition to being at the local beach music festivals and SOS. As they say in the Beach Breeze - “Dancers don’t stop dancing when they grow old: Dancers grow old when they stop dancing”.

The club is truly an outstanding organization whose members truly enjoy keeping beach music and the Shag alive.



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