Shagging in Ocean Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC

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The Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach is where the famous form of dancing called the Shag originated decades ago.

Although shagging means something entirely different across the Atlantic, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina, it is a unique form of dancing that still goes on at the clubs that line Main Street and Ocean Boulevard today.

Shag Clubs in North Myrtle Beach

Duck's
229 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach
249-3858

Fat Harold's Beach Club
210 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach
249-5779

OD Lounge
100 South Ocean Blvd
North Myrtle Beach
249-6460

Pirate's Cove
205 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach
249-8942

Spanish Galleon
100 North Ocean Blvd
North Myrtle Beach
249-1047

Mirela Monte, Your Ocean Drive Real Estate Connection                                        

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Mirela Monte
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I almost slapped a guy when I first moved here.  He asked me to go shagging with him...   English to American...  lost in translation... 

 

August 09, 2008 05:02 AM #1
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Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
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Hi Mirela;

Thank you for the Shag information, I will be visiting Myrtle Beach soon and will check out some of your listed clubs. Thank You!!!!!

August 09, 2008 05:48 AM #2
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Sonja Babic
Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC - New Bern, NC
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LOL Mirela I know what you mean with the translation, but dances are usually fun.

August 09, 2008 06:51 AM #3
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Bryant Tutas
Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc - Poinciana, FL
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Kirela,  Mirela, Now this post brings backs some memories. I was a shagging fool back in the 70s in Mrytle Beach. We would travel up and down the grand strand hitting the clubs where live "beach music"  was being played. Awesome days!!!

August 09, 2008 07:30 AM #4
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Mirela Monte
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Bryant:  When are you coming back?  They're still playing the same tunes...   You owe it to yourself to take a vacation.  Let me know if you need accommodations.  I can find you something good at a discount.  

Don't forget to call me when you get here.  Who knows, I might even shag with you (now that I know what shagging is).

Sonja:  Yes, they are!  Fat Harold's is so much fun!  I don't really shag, but I can salsa and I just do that to the shag music.  No one seems to mind it though and when I go dancing I don't get to sit down at all.  There is a long line of fellows wanting to salsa/shag with me: they shag; I salsa...

August 09, 2008 08:19 AM #5
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Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

One of my favorite things is to shag to good ole Carolina beach music.

Thanks

Bo

August 09, 2008 09:17 AM #6
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Cindy Eanes
1st Choice Realty Group - Chesterfield, VA
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Hey Mirela,

The BIG shag event is about to embark on North Myrtle Beach!  The Fall Migragtion of Shaggers will be in your wonderful area in September.  I'll be there shagging myself!!  Can't wait!  Maybe we can get together for a day of sun and fun while I'm there!!  Shagging is a great way to meet people and get exercise.  Shag clubs are all over the east coast from Main to Florida! 

 

 

 

August 09, 2008 12:11 PM #7
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Danny Thornton
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Mirela, when I first read this, I was thinking of "The Spy that Shagged Me". how funny is that.

August 09, 2008 10:17 PM #8
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Mirela, What exactly is Shagging... (the dance, I am pretty sure I fully understand the other!) ?

August 11, 2008 09:35 AM #9
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Mirela, I've heard of the dance but am unfamilar with it. Is it similar to swing? You have such a wide variety of activites in Myrtle Beach!

August 14, 2008 09:44 PM #10
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Bobby Wallace
Guild Mortgage NMLS #3274 - Charleston, SC
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Mirela - In the 70's I spent more time at the Spanish Galleon & fat Harolds than I did at home! Just wish that I had the money those two placees have made in the past 40-50 years!

November 29, 2008 10:35 AM #21
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Are you kidding me?  O.D and The Pad were king when I was a lad.  You are most likely too young to remember the Pad.   Often hard to get in it was so packed.  My sister was queen of the shag back in the day and even today she is still the best I have ever seen.  Thanks so much for this post.  Really brings back some good, no, GREAT memories. 

November 30, 2008 01:21 PM #23
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IN GREENSBORO, WE LIVED FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO THE "PAD" AND SHAG.  IT WAS THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR THE IN CROWD.  THE GIRLS PRACTICED TOGETHER FOR HOURS AT A TIME SO WE WOULD BE READY FOR THE PAD (OR ANY STREET IN MYRTLE BEACH OR CHERRY GROVE WHICH WE COULD FIND).  DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE A PHOTO OF THE OLD PAD?  BOY, WOULD I LOVE TO HAVE ONE.

December 16, 2008 05:41 PM #36
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J. Bradley:  I will put out the word.  I bet you I can find you one!  Stay tuned, my man, for I will get you one!

In exchange, I would like to hear more about it:

The year?

Have you been to Fat Harold's?

Do you come down for the SOS events?

December 16, 2008 06:35 PM #37
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Mirela Monte
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J. Bradley, how's this?

December 16, 2008 07:16 PM #38
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About pictures, the Freakin Deacon, legendary DJ in Myrtle Beach is working the 3:00PM to 6:00PM shift at 949 the Surf. Deacon is a fantastic artist and has drawn color prints of many of the wonderful places in the Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach area and beyond.  The Pad included.  You can view them by googleing Freakin Deacon Art.  I think he sells them to cheaply, $20.00, they are beautiful. 

July 31, 2011 08:34 AM #40
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Becky Stowe, official SOS Artist in Residence and owner of Beach Memories on Main Street in North Myrtle beach has many Limited Edition art renderings of the Pad since 1986. Most popular is the original Pad 1956 and the Seventies Pad . www.beachmemoriesart.com www.beachmemoriesnmb.com
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