Don & Debbie At National Shag Dance Championship

Don & Debbie At The 2008 National Shag Dance Championship
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Update: Debbie and I had a great time at the National Shag Dance Championship at Studebakers in Myrtle Beach. This was the 25th Annual National Shag Dance Championship. I am pleased to say that I was there to dance in the very first one back in 1984. Barry Thigpen has been the promoter and chairperson for this event the entire 25 years and has done a great job. Many members on his committee have served with him the entire time. In addition to this contest, Barry has done so much to promote our dance, The Shag. If you ever get a chance to go to the National Shag Dance Championship, I encourage you to do so. It is held the second weekend in March.

Debbie and I finished in 3rd place in the Master’s Division.  

Original Portion This Item-This weekend is the annual National Shag Dance Championship, the granddaddy of all shag contest. Debbie and I are going to be dancing in the Masters Division. This will be our first shag competition ever together although not my first time in the Nationals. The contest is a lot of fun. Barry Thigpen, the promotor of the contest, does a great job. Debbie and I are really looking forward to it.

The contest is in Myrtle Beach, SC at Studebakers. For more information about the contest visit