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Shag with Ballet Spartanburg this Summer in the Dance Center

April 16, 2015 | Press Releases

SPARTANBURG, SC — Adults who can’t keep still during the summer can get their bodies moving with Carolina Shag lessons in the Dance Center at Chapman Cultural Center, starting in June. Ballet Spartanburg dance instructor Marian Norman will lead the highly popular class on Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m., June 22-July 27. The price of participation is $72 for individuals or $90 for couples.

Carolina Shag originated in the 1940s on the Grand Strand between Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC. In 1984, it was designated the official state dance of South Carolina. Recognized in national and international dance competitions, the Carolina Shag is typically performed to beach music. The steps are a basic eight-count step, making the partner dance easy for all levels of experience and skill.

“Everybody can shag,” Norman said. “It is a highlight of the Dance Center because so many people turn out to have a great time learning the state’s official dance, and it’s good exercise too.”

For more information, please call (864) 583-0339 or visit

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