Shaggin’ Down South
Since we’ve had some interesting discussions on this blog regarding where the Shag originated, I thought I’d pass on some info on a new book titled, Save the Last Dance for Me by Phil Sawyer and Tom Poland (University of South Carolina Press, $21.95).
The book is subtitled “A Love Story of the Shag and the Society of Stranders.” It focuses on the Grand Strand, but also notes the early Carolina Beach music scene. Sawyer is president of the Society of Stranders, the shag-dancing preservation society.
If you’re interested in discovering more facts on this iconic dance of the Carolinas check out this book!