October 1 - October 6

Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

Reservations – 1-800-874-8686
Edgewater – Book ID#10W4HA

The Shaggers’ special rates will be extended past the cut-off date, if rooms are available.
Rates will be honored three days prior to and three days after Shag-A-Rama.
September Newsletter

The Countdown Begins: 30 Days Until Shag-A-Rama!


For those of you that have not yet registered, we want to remind everyone that registration forms must be postmarked by September 23rd, 2019, in order to have the Saturday evening meal included.

After September 23rd, tickets will be available at the event registration table, beginning the first day of Shag-A-Rama, October 1st at 3:00 pm. These tickets will not include the Saturday night meal.


Check-in time at the Resort is at 4:00 pm. The Resort will charge anyone checking into a unit a one-time parking pass fee of $10 + tax per vehicle. If you are coming just for the day, please let the Security Gate know you are there for the Beach Shaggers’ event and you will receive a Special Event parking pass good for the day at no charge.

Shag-A-Rama registration will be in the Gazebo, starting at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Be sure to pick up an event schedule. Anyone checking-in without a dance partner can pick up a lei to wear when dancing, if they want to. This is optional. The idea behind this is that, hopefully, the people without dance partners wearing a lei will get to dance more!

Please wear your wristband at all times.

If you preregistered before the deadline, you will be given a red wristband indicating that your ticket includes the Saturday evening meal. Red wristbands will be required for entry into the ballroom Saturday night between 6:00 pm and 7:20 pm. 
Sunset Social
Hanging out at the tent pavilion
Dancing under the tent
The tent pavilion is the “the happenin’ place” to be during Shag-A-Rama!
  • Continuous DJ dance music from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Cash bars open every afternoon offering All Day, Every Day Drink Specials - $3 well drinks, $2 house wine, $1 draft beer
  • Bottled water and soft drinks can be purchased at outside bars for $2
  • Lots of fun afternoon activities! (Check the Schedule of Events)
  • Dance, just hang out and socialize, or bring your lunch and enjoy the music!
  • If registration lines are long, please feel free to walk over to the tent pavilion, get out of the sun and check-in at registration later when the line is shorter.

Tuesday’s Sunset Social Gathering
  • Music starts at 3:00 pm
  • Cash bar setup with drink specials
  • Pizza will be served at 6:00 pm!
  • Please check-in at the registration desk and get your wristband on prior to 6:00 pm.

No coolers or glass allowed at the tent pavilion or on the pool deck.

Wednesday night: 7:00 - 10:00 pm Thursday night: 7:00 - 12:00 pm
Friday night: 7:00 - 12:00 pm
Saturday night: *6:00 - 10:00 pm
* Red wristbands required for dinner at 6:00 pm. Others can enter after 7:20 pm.
Couples Shag Competition
Whether you want to compete or just watch, you do not want to miss the Couples Shag Competition at 9:00 pm, Friday, in the ballroom! Cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning couples. If you want to compete, you can sign-up in the ballroom, anytime between 7:00 pm and 8:45 pm, prior to the competition. Choose a dance partner and come win some cash!
Cliff & Patsy Capps
Steve & Kathy Day
Woody & Sara Oakley
Sherry Boatright
If you know someone who wants to learn the Carolina Shag, Shag-A-Rama offers the perfect opportunity! We have a total of five dance workshops scheduled in the ballroom.

Beginner Basic Shag
Thursday morning at 10:00 am taught by Cliff and Patsy Capps

Variations of the Basic Shag steps
Thursday morning at 11:00 am taught by Woody and Sara Oakley
(Beginners should stay for this class, as they should be able to pick up a few new steps to quickly add some style to their shag!)

Intermediate (lead/follow ) Shag
Friday at 10:00 am taught by Steve and Kathy Day

Line Dance lesson
Friday at noon taught by Sherry Boatright
( followed by one hour of line-dancing in the ballroom)

Intermediate (lead/follow ) Shag
Saturday at 10:00 am taught by Steve and Kathy Day
Don’t Miss the
Limited to the first 30 couples able to grab up one of the beach balls at 2:30 pm at the tent pavilion. Don’t be late if you want to participate!

Parade of Clubs – Saturday 2:30 PM at the Tent Pavilion
Come out and represent your dance club! Wear your club shirts; carry your club banner or signs or use this time as an opportunity to advertise and promote your own club’s special events! Judging will be based on creativity and presentation. The top three clubs will receive a free ticket for Shag-A-Rama 2020 (one ticket for each club).

Club Attendance
Every dance club in attendance at Shag-A-Rama this year will be awarded one Shag-a-Rama 2020 ticket for every 35 members they have attending.

Club awards will be presented Saturday evening in the ballroom @ 7:20 pm.


Highlights Photography (fellow Shaggers, Steve and Sarah St.Clair of Seven Hills Shaggers) will be offering professional photography services at Shag-A-Rama this year! They will be taking candid photos, in the ballroom and at the tent pavilion, throughout the event. They will, also, be set up with a backdrop at the entrance to the ballroom on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday night - Casual Beach Backdrop - 6:30pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday night - Formal Colorful Backdrop - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Stop by their set up at the ballroom, on one or both nights, to have individual and/or group pictures taken.

If you would like to speak to Steve and Sarah in advance about having group or individual photos taken at other specific times or locations (sunset on the beach, for example), please contact them directly at 706.331.9720 or .

Pictures will be available to view and purchase online from the Highlights Photography website at .

($3 Well drinks $2 House wines $1 Draft beer)
You must show your wristband and ask for the 3-2-1 price.
Regular prices apply if you request a particular brand.

Drink specials will not be available in the ballroom.

Show your wristband and receive 10% off regular prices on food and beverages at the following establishments:

Ocean’s Bar & Grill - (Check for their daily food specials, too!)
Edgewater’s on-site restaurant (located near the tent pavilion).
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Edgie’s Corner Market
On-site in Tower 1 - selling specialty coffees, sandwiches, ice cream, and some groceries

Montego Bay Seafood Restaurant
across the street in the shopping center

There is, also, a Paradise Pizza conveniently located in Tower lll, however, they do not honor the 10% discount.
All activities of Shag-A-Rama are held exclusively at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort .
  Club Affilations 
Beach Shaggers of Birmingham
Post Office Box 102062
Irondale, Alabama 35210