Shag-A-Rama 2020
March Newsletter

OCTOBER 13 - 17
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
Panama City Beach, Florida

Dance floors inside and outside!
Great DJ music - Day and Night
*****Concerning the Coronavirus:*****

If Shag-A-Rama should need to be canceled due to the Covid-19 threat, the Beach Shaggers will fully refund ticket purchases, so, don’t hesitate to send in your registration form!

As depressing as this situation has been, with dance after dance having been canceled, we hope your day will be brightened by knowing that the Shag-A-Rama 2020 team has been working “feverishly” to bring you what is sure to be the best dance party since October 2019! We are excited to report that we have already received a higher-than-usual (25% increase compared to last year) number of registrations for first-time attendees. So, keep “spreading the word” and let’s make this year bigger and even better than last year!
(Click on the flyer for a printable version.) Or visit to see the flyer and registration form.

For additional information or questions, contact Robin Haynes @
Eight Dance Workshops!
Do you have friends that don’t know the Carolina Shag?

If you have friends that don’t know how to Shag, please encourage them to come and learn. This year, we have planned progressive beginner Shag workshops on Thursday and Friday with review on Saturday.

Beginner Level - Three hours!
Thursday at 10 am - Basic Shag I with Cliff and Patsy Capps
Friday at 10 am - Basic Shag II with Steve and Cindy Minshew
Saturday at 10 am- Basic Shag I & II Review with Tommy & Sherry Boatright.

Intermediate Level - Carolina Shag
Thursday morning at 11:00 am taught by Woody and Sara Oakley

Intermediate Level - Carolina Shag
Friday and Saturday mornings at 11:00 am with Steve and Kathy Day

Beginner Level Nightclub 2-Step (using the alternative basic)
Wednesday at 10:00 am with Robin Haynes and Barbara Martin
(The alternative basic step puts a fun, “new spin” on Nightclub 2-step, making it very versatile and allowing for it to be danced to faster music!)

Line Dance teach followed by Line Dancing
Friday afternoon - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm - with Sherry Boatright
Cliff & Patsy Capps
Steve & Cindy Minshew
Tommy & Sherry Boatright
Woody & Sara Oakley
Robin H. & Barbara M.
Steve & Kathy Day

Tuesday night is “Ladies Night”!

Drawing for $50 Gift Card to

Ocean’s Bar and Grill

Ladies, ask the men to dance; have them sign your dance card. Turn in your completed dance card with the signatures of ten different dance partners to be eligible for the drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Ocean’s Bar and Grill (on-site) restaurant. The drawing will be held toward the end of the evening on Tuesday.
Here is a chance to win a Shag-A-Rama 2021 ticket for your club.
Enter both contests for a chance to win two tickets!

Prepare your club for the Club Line Dance Contest, Thursday afternoon, and, the Parade of Clubs Contest, Saturday afternoon!
On Thursday afternoon @ 4:00 pm, clubs will have an opportunity to show-off their favorite line dance and possibly win a Shag-A-Rama 2021 ticket for their club! (Email the name of the line dance and the name of the music your club will need for its performance to

Then, Saturday afternoon, line up, wear your club shirts, carry a club banner or advertise your own club’s upcoming dance party events! Or, choose a theme and wear costumes!

Judging for both contests will be based on presentation, enthusiasm and creativity. One Shag-A-Rama 2021 ticket will be awarded for first, second and third places in each contest!

Tickets will be given to club presidents or authorized representatives, Saturday evening in the ballroom. Winning clubs can do whatever they choose with the tickets. For example, they could be raffled or given away as prizes in conjunction with 50/50 drawings. The contests are open to all dance clubs.
2019 Club Line Dance Performances
Stroll Along Cha
performed by ShagAtlanta (2019)
Mr. Sexy Man performed by SevenHills Shaggers
2019 Parade of Clubs
The Islanders Shag Club
Folly Beach, SC
Golden Isles Shag Club
St. Simons Island, GA
Did you know?

We give Club Attendance Awards!

Every dance club in attendance at Shag-A-Rama this year will be awarded one Shag-A-Rama 2021 ticket for every 35 members they have attending. [ Remember to include your club affiliation when filling out the registration form. ]

2019 Top Attendance:
ShagAtlanta, 91 attendees, 2 tickets awarded
Seven Hills Shaggers, 35 attendees, 1 ticket awarded
Music City Bop Club came close with 30 attendees
Memphis Bop Club came in next with 22 attendees
All Shag-A-Rama 2020 activities are held exclusively at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.
  Club Affilations 
Beach Shaggers of Birmingham
208 Argyle Circle
Gadsden, Alabama 35901