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The History and Evolution of the Shag: A Carolina Tradition


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Shag dancing originated over sixty years ago in the Carolinas and has become a permanent part of Southern culture. In the early days only a small number of people had the desire to learn the intricate steps of the dance. Today, there are over one hundred shag clubs, located primarily in the Carolinas, and shag books, periodicals, radio stations, and websites. Brown traces the history of this style of dancing.
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9426