ESHAG Weekly
January 22, 2017
Our club promotes the  Shag Dance  and the bringing together people of like minds and interest with the goal to preserve the Carolina Shag Dance and shag music.
  General Membership Meeting Notice

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

Nominees for the 2017 BSOB board of officers and directors will be presented by the nominating committee for the general membership to vote on. Click on this link to see the list: 2017 BSOB board nominees
About our last dance.....
Congratulations to Becky Edwards and Charlotte Ray on being nominated as the 2017 BSOB Hall of Fame inductees!

We had a nice crowd Tuesday night of about fourty; several folks were out sick.  Stan Rodgers played some great music.  Several couples were there to take part in the lesson and practiced the new step all during the evening.  
Becky and Charlotte have been voted into this prestigious club, the Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame, based on the love, hard work, and dedication they have devoted to this club.
Our next dance.......

When: Tues, January 24, 2017 

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Family Life Center, Roebuck

Time: 7 - 10

DJ: Glenn Walls

Dance Lesson: NO lesson due to General Membership meeting

We will have a birthday dance and cake.  The membership drawing will be for $400 this month plus we will also have several additional drawings of $100 each (must be present to win).

Visiting from out-of-town?  Need a place to stay?  Check in to the Marriott Trussville at the reduced rate of $95 (plus tax) - only 4.5 miles from our dance venue.  Call the hotel directly at 205-661-2280 or click on this link:  Book your corporate rate for  Beach Shaggers Club of Birmingham  
Upcoming BSOB dances:
Most dances are 7 til 10pm with lesson at 6:30.  DJ and dance lessons will be announced as the information becomes available.  All Tuesday dances are FREE; Friday parties are $5 for non-members unless otherwise noted. 

Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - DJ Cliff Capps
Dance lesson @ 6:30 shag basics.  This will be our re-up party, so remember to bring your annual dues with you.  We will also be celebrating Valentines Day with a champagne toast during the evening.
Tues, Feb 21, 2017 - DJ Stan Rodgers
Dance Lesson @ 6:30 - shag basics
Tues, Feb 28, 2017 - DJ Glenn Walls
Dance lesson @ 6:30 - shag basics, birthday cake, membership drawing
Learn to dance shag in Feb.....
Tommy and Sherry Boatright will be teaching Carolina Shag in February.  Join them every Monday in February at OLOL at 7PM for an hour where you will learn the shag basic, male turn, female turn, side pass, breakaway, boogie walk and, if time allows, some basic variations.  Cost is $5 per person which will go directly to OLOL.

Contact Sherry at for additional information.
Time for another........ 
What: Shag dance with our friends at ShagAtlanta
Why: One of our own DJ's, Cliff Capps, will be playing
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7PM - 11PM
Where: Nemoe's Tavern and Grill,
6025 Peachtree Pkwy #1, Norcross, GA 30092

Let Sherry Boatright know if you plan to come, so we can have some idea of a head count. Email Sherry at

ShagAtlanta has a deal with the Hampton Inn across the street from Nemoe’s. Located in Technology Park, the hotel offers free breakfast, Wi-Fi and shuttle service (within a 5-mile radius) Mon-Fri. Book now and enjoy your stay. Mention ShagAtlanta and you can get a room for just $89.00 a night. Great rooms…great (free) breakfast. 770-729-0015
NOTE: Call the HOTEL, not the 800 number in order to get the ShagAtlanta price.


April 21 - 30, 2017, North Myrtle Beach, SC


September 15 - 24, 2017, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Sherry Boatright has SOS membership cards which are required to enter the clubs during one of these events.  The cards are $30 each.  Check out the Society of Stranders website for all the details.

Practice DVDs and on-line videos available to BSOB members
Anyone interested in practicing their shag steps at home?  Leon and Edwina have 2 DVDs that members can check out to use at home.  They just ask that you leave a $25 deposit when checking one out.  Your deposit will be returned when you return the DVD.  The DVDs available are of Charlie and Jackie and Sam and Lisa West.

If you would like to review some shag patterns on-line, here are a few choices you may be interested in:

2016 Smoky Mountain Boogie workshop ("slappin leather" pattern presented by Mike and Kathy Day)

2016 Smoky Mountain Boogie workshop2 ("free - with tuck" pattern presented by Mike and Kathy Day)

2016 Shag-A-Rama workshops  (footwork presented by Woodie and Sara Oakley and a pattern presented by Mike and Bonnie Bejzak)

2016 ShagAtlanta Christmas Party workshop  (Arm up pivot, leg up and walk out presented by Cameron Karuso and Bruce Yates)
If you notice a BSOB member's name left off of the birthday list, PLEASE reply to this email and let me know.
January Birthdays......

(Birthday cake and Birthday dance, Tuesday Jan 24)

William Cashion    Jan 8

Billy Rikard            Jan 22

Mona Edwards      Jan 22

Tammie Milledge   Jan 25

Jackie Vandegrift   Jan 27

Upcoming local dance events.................

January 20 - Friday
Dance With Your Friends & The Misfits   
Music by The Misfits (The Mishaps with two different members).  Snacks, soft drinks and light dinner available for purchase.  
Place:   Our Lady of Lourdes Family Life Center, 980 Huffman Rd, Birmingham, Al 35215
Time:   7:00 - 11:00 pm (Band starts at 8:00 pm)
Admission:  $10 
For more info 205-335-5871 or 205-335-8871 or email

January 21 - Saturday 
Archer Band Dance    
A great mix of danceable music.  Casual attire. Great wooden dance floor. BYOB.  Snacks, beverages and light dinner available for purchase.  No smoking.
Place:   Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 980 Huffman Rd, Birmingham, Al 35215
Time:   7:00 - 11:00 pm (Band starts at 8:00 pm)
Admission:  $10   
For more info 205-335-5871 or 205-335-8871 or email

January 21 - Saturday  
Third Saturday Social Dance   Music by DJ Hal Beach.  Dressy casual attire. Non smoking venue.  Cash bar and the Elk's have a full dinner menu on Saturday's beginning at 5:00 pm.  Entry from North side parking lot.
Place:   Elks Club, 725 Franklin Street SE, Huntsville, Al  35804
Time:   7:00 - 10:00 pm
Admission:   $10

January 21 - Saturday  
Northeast Alabama Ballroom Dance Society Winter Fest   Dance every 3rd Saturday of the month. Music by DJ Amy.  Coat and tie for gents and after 5 for ladies.  Lessons at 6:30 pm.  
Place:   Rainbow City Community Center, 3702 Rainbow Dr, Rainbow City, Al
Time:   7:00 - 10:00 pm
Admission:   $6 Members/$Guest

January 27 - Friday  
Birmingham Swing Dancer's 4th Friday Dance  Music by the Emily Joseph Band from Huntsville, Al.  Casual attire. Light snacks not to include beverages. Water and soft drinks, snacks available for purchase.  Feel free to bring your own adult beverage. Large wooden dance floor.  Everyone welcome.
Place:  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 980 Huffman Rd, Birmingham, Al 35215

Time:   7:00 - 11:00 pm (Band starts at 8:00 pm) 
Admission:  $11 Members/$13 NonMembers/$5 Students

January 28 - Saturday 
Dance With Your Friends & Greg Davis    Music by Greg Davis.  Casual attire. Great wooden dance floor. BYOB.  Snacks and beveragesavailable for purchase.  No smoking.
Place:   Exceptional Foundation, 1616 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, Al  35209
Time:   7:00 - 11:00 pm (Band starts at 8:00 pm)
Admission:  $5  
For more info 205-335-5871 or 205-335-8871 or email

February 18 - Saturday
Saturday Afternoon Dance With Martini Shakers Band  
Nice dance floor, great food.  All ages welcome, family atmosphere until 6:00 pm.
Place:  Courtyard Trussville, 5961 Chalkville Mountain Lane, Birmingham, Al  35235
Time:    2:00 - 5:00 pm
Admission:  $Free
For more info call 205-508-5728

Area Shag Clubs to visit.......

Choo Choo Shag Club , Chattanooga, TN
They dance Thursday Nights At 7:30 PM at the Elks Lodge , 1067 Graysville Road , Chattanooga, TN 37421 , Phone: (423) 894 - 8850 , Admission - Members $5 / Guest $7
Check out their website for more information: Choo Choo Shag Club
Seven Hills Shaggers, Rome, GA, they meet at   Johnny's New York Style Pizza , 233 Broad Street, Rome, GA  30161 , (706)-232-6555,  on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month. Upstairs in the RedRoom 7:00 - 9:00 pm .  Check out their website for more information:
ShagAtlanta, Atlanta, GA, they meet at Nemoe's Tavern (6025 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, GA) every Saturday night starting at 7pm.  Out of town visitors can stay at the Hampton Inn across the street at a reduced rate. NOTE: Call the HOTEL @ 770-729-0015, not the 800 number, in order to get the ShagAtlanta price. Check out their website for more information: 

Upcoming regional dance events..............

East Coast Shag Classic presented by Hope Abounds, Inc.  January 26 - 29, 2017, Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Click this link for further details: Hope abounds East Coast Shag

28th Annual CSRA Shag Classic, March 17 - 19, 2017, Augusta, GA, sponsored by the CSRA Shag Club, check out their flyer for more details.

SOLD OUT Smoky Mountain Boogie XVIII, March 23 - 25, 2017, Pigeon Forge, TN, sponsored by Smoky Mountain Shaggers

SOS Spring Safari, April 21 - 30, 2017, North Myrtle Beach, SC, check website for more information

Summer Boogie Blast, May 25 – 28, 2017, Nashville, TN sponsored by Music City Bop Club, Only 500 tickets will be sold.

USA Grand National Dance Championship, featuring competitions in shag, swing and more, Memorial Day Weekend - May, 2017, Atlanta, GA. For more information go to:

“Shaggin’ on the Boulevard”, June xx, 2017, Charleston, WV, Butch Metcalf and Larry Edwards will be the DJs and TK and Mary Robinette will conduct the workshop.  The cost of the ticket for a two-day event is only $55, sponsored by the Charleston Area Shag Society (CASS).

Southern Comfort XX, June 2 - 4, 2017, Columbia, SC, sponsored by the Palmetto Shag Club.  For more information check out their website: Palmetto Shag Club

VEGAS NIGHT, July xx, 2017, sponsored by the Rock Hill Area Shag Club, Rock Hill, SC. For more information go to:

Summer Blowout, July xx, 2017, Rome, GA, sponsored by Seven Hills Shaggers, check their website for details:

Sparkle City Celebration, July 21 - 23, 2017 Spartanburg, SC. Only 300 tickets will be sold.  Sponsored by R & B Shag Club of Spartanburg

Shag Tracks XXII August 17- 19, 2017
Chattanooga, TN sponsored by Choo Choo Shag Club. $85 per person. Only 360 tickets will be sold.  Click on this link for more information: Choo Choo Shag Club

25th Anniversary Beach Boogie, August 24 - 26, 2017, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Beach Boppers, click on this link for more information.  Only 500 tickets will be sold.

"Shaggin’ on Main", Columbia, SC,  September XX, 2017.  FREE event.  Check out Capital City Shag Club for more information.

SOS Fall Migration, September 15-24, 2016, North Myrtle Beach, SC, check website for more information

Shag-A-Rama, September 26 – October 1, 2017
Panama City Beach, FL sponsored by Beach Shaggers of Birmingham, for more information on Shag-a-Rama visit our website at

Boogie In The Bluegrass, October xx – xx, 2017, Louisville, KY sponsored by Derby City Bop Club

Fall Bash, October xx-xx, 2017, Johnson City, TN, sponsored by Mountain Empire Shag Society, only 216 ticket will be sold

Orange Squeeze, November x  - x, 2017
Daytona Beach, FL sponsored by Beach Boppers of Orlando

Move Across the River, November xx - xx, 2017, Cincinnati, OH, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bop Club

SOS Mid Winter Break - Workshop, January xx - xx, 2018, North Myrtle Beach, SC, check website for more information

  Club Affilations 
Beach Shaggers of Birmingham
Post Office Box 102062
Irondale, Alabama 35210