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Carolina Shag: It’s Not What You Think

Fat Harolds

I just got back from SOS Mid Winter Break in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. SOS is the “Society of Stranders.” Each year there are 2 major and 2 small shagging events in North Myrtle Beach.  The two biggest SOS events are Spring Safari and Fall Migration. They last for 10 days each.  Each shagging event has fabulous beach music bands to listen to and there are 5 dance clubs to dance in.  The dance clubs are Ducks, Fat Harolds, Spanish Galleon, Pirates Cove, and The Arcade. The dancing and music were FABULOUS!! My husband and I have been taking shagging lessons for about a year.  We are still considered beginners, but we are having a ball learning how to dance.  The picture above was a card I made for my dad.  He loves going to Fat Harolds to shag so I thought he would really like this card.

I added information below about the Carolina Shag from Wikipedia so that this post wouldn’t be confused with another definition of shagging. 🙂

Carolina shag

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The ‘Carolina Shag’ is a partner dance done primarily to Beach Music (100-130+ beats per minute). Today, the Shag is a recognized dance in national and international dance competitions held across the United States.

Technique

The basic step in Carolina Shag is a six-count, eight-step pattern danced in a slot. The rhythm is similar to six-count Swing in that it is triple step, triple step, rock step or counted as “one-and-two, three-and-four, five-six”. There are eight shag dance steps. The “one-and-two” and “three-and-four” steps should take about as much time to complete as the “five-six.”

Carolina Shag often bears only the faintest resemblance to other dances that share the “shag” designation.

History

The term “Carolina Shag” is thought to have originated along the strands between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, during the 1940s. According to Bo Bryan, a Carolina Shag historian and resident of Beaufort County, the term was coined at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The Carolina Shag is a descendant of Carolina Jitterbug, and its predecessor, Little Apple (whose origins can supposedly be traced to Columbia, South Carolina in 1937).

Miscellaneous

The 1989 film Shag starring Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Annabeth Gish, and Page Hannah as four high school friends on their last road trip together before graduation, was filmed in Myrtle Beach and features the Carolina Shag.

In 1997 the country music band Alabama recorded the single called “Dancin’, Shaggin’ on the Boulevard” referencing this style of dance.

In a 2014 episode of Steve Harvey (TV series), Harvey introduced a couple who dance the Carolina shag, and then Harvey disclosed that he has been studying and practicing the Carolina shag for an hour a day for the past year.[1]

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Follow Your Heart

 

Heart Neocolor 11

Neocolor II Watersoluable Crayons

Watercolor Paints

Heart Gelatos

Gelatos

I needed a few birthday cards.  I had watercolor paints, gelatos and neocolor II crayons in front of me.  All 3 mediums are watersoluble.  After I applied the 3 mediums to 140lb watercolor paper, I stamped Dina Wakley’s heart and words from the “Handwritten Heart Collage” stamp set.

I think I like the Neocolor II card the most because I was able to move the color around more than the Gelatos.  The watercolor paint moved around too much for me.  Which is your favorite card?

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Cowgirl by Choice

Cowgirl

I took a class with Color Burst class with Ken Oliver and I fell in love with Color Burst.  It is adequately named because watching how the water makes the color explode over the page is just amazing.  I love creating backgrounds with it.  The image on the card is Julie Nutting’s stamp Becky Cowgirl. The cowgirl was colored with Copic Markers.

Happy Creating!

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Under the Sea

Color Burst Mermaid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took a class with Color Burst class with Ken Oliver and I fell in love with Color Burst.  It is adequately named because watching how the water makes the color explode over the page is just amazing.  I love creating backgrounds with it.  The image on the card is Julie Nutting’s stamp Sea Sallie Mermaid. The mermaid was colored with Copic Markers.

Happy Creating!

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You’re Invited

I invited a group of ladies to my house for a Stampin’ Up workshop.  I wanted my invitation to show some pizzazz and some style.  I used a Loralie stamp and some scrapbooking paper for the shirt of the clothes. The rest I colored with Copic markers.

Invitation

This is Nettie!

Happy Creating!