The OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to return to St James Elementary School in Socastee, SC for their Annual Arts Day April 12, 2019, at 7:30AM.
It was a beautiful early morning on April 12, 2019, when the OD Shag Club Dance Team entered St James Elementary School for their Annual Fine Arts Day. We were warmly met by Kaleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher and the Staff and then directed to the mobile class room to set up and began to demonstrate and instruct the Shag Dance to the 5 thru 9-year old’s.
As usual the students were very well mannered and at the same time excited to learn the dance.
Linda Campbell and Lori Setzer gave a short and simplified version of the history of the Shag Dance to the young students and their teachers.
The Dance Team began this event at 8:00AM with each group of approximately 15-20 students and finished at 11:00AM. So, the Dance Team had about 140 students rotating every 30 minutes throughout the morning.
This event that the Dance Team is invited to each year, the enthusiasm of the students, their participation and wanted to learn is without one of the most rewarding events that we attend.
Thank you to Kayleigh Vanlandingham Art Teacher at St James for inviting the OD Shag Dance Team for us to promote the Shag Dance to such a fine young group of future shaggers. Also, thank you to all the teachers that participated and learned how to Shag.
Many thanks to the early birds of the dance team: John and Lori Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Linda Campbell and Lou Martino for making this one of the most enjoyable events on our schedule.
Hope to see you next year.
Photos by Lou Martino
The OD Shag Club Dance Team had a great opportunity to share our beloved dance with the community when asked to dance at the Windy Hills (North Myrtle Beach) Bi-Lo on Wednesday, April 10th and again on Saturday, April 12th.
Three Couples were requested by Ms. Alice Cox for each day to dance. On Wednesday, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman and Lou Martino and Linda Campbell entertained the customers and the Bi-Lo staff to the tunes spun by the DJ Jimmy.
A great time was evident as many of the Bi Lo staff jumped in and took a quick lesson to learn to shag and then tried out their new steps and they even did a line dance or two.
Saturday started out with a downpour of rain and an abundanceof customersforthe “Grand Re-‐opening”. Lots of prizes, food and drink were given out and the music could be heard coming from the front of the store from the band Three Peace. Again, Lori and John Setzer, Bill and Diane Millman, Linda Campbell and Lou Martino were available to dance. We were also honored to have Lenny Gardner back with the team to dance a few dances and a wonderful“Cha-‐Cha” with Barbara Hopper.
Photos by Lou Martino
It may have been a little warm outside, but it was chili inside at Fat Harold’s. The Chili Extravaganza was held on March 30th. Even though the name of our event was changed from the Chili Cook-Off, the competition was still hot and heavy to see which pot would be depleted first. The answer; those first in line.
Our Food Committee of Terry and Kathy McCoy and Paulette Miller, did an amazing job of setting up the room to ensure things ran efficiently. Also, a big thank you to our dessert servers and ticket takers who kept things running smoothly.
Twenty of our members shared their greatest chili recipes with 150 members. Many thanks to those who cooked all day to provide the feast. The Food Committee supplied the cheese, crackers and all the chili fixins to make for a great meal, not to mention all of cookies and brownies for dessert. The only issue; no leftovers.
The chili competition did not cool down as each member who brought chili was given a ticket for a chance to win one of three monetary prizes. Our winners were: 1stprize of $75.00 went to Donna Althoff, 2ndprize of $50.00 went to Beth Cornwell and last, but not least, 3rdprize of $25.00 went to Paulette Broadway. Our members also generously donated $100.00 to our local Junior Shaggers!
Photos by Lou Martino
Photos by Andy Gabriel
Hello OD Shag Club members and welcome to April, 2019! I hope none of you have had too many April Fools’ Day tricks pulled on you! Once again, this month has started off cold! I just can’t wait for some warmer weather, but I think it’s right around the corner. I certainly hope so!
We had a great Chili Extravaganza at Fat Harold’s Beach Club on Saturday night and there was some awesome chili! I think everyone who was there had a good time. A special thanks to everyone who brought chili to this event. Our club could not continue to have parties and feed everyone as low as our dues are if it wasn’t for all the members who faithfully bring food to our parties!
If any of you are wanting to learn a new shag step, then look no farther than our Thursday night dance classes that are free for members. Our own Sonny and Tina Tomberlin are the teachers and they are both fantastic dancers and fantastic teachers. They are assisted by Billy and Monica Powell. Classes are Thursday nights at 6:00 in the back room of Fat Harold’s.
We are looking for a big April with SOS Spring Safari right around the corner, beginning April 25thand running through May 4th. If any of you have not bought your SOS Cards yet, you can still buy them at a discount from our shag club if you hurry. They are $30.00 each for members so get your checks in as soon as possible.
Speaking of SOS Spring Safari, we would like for as many of you as possible to join us in the SOS Parade. If you are interested, please contact Billy Powell, our club Vice President and Parade Chairman, as soon as possible so he can let you know about work days and costumes and stuff.
Also, don’t forget about our Spring Safari Brunch at the OD Arcade and Grill on April 28th. The food is always good and the camaraderie is better! I hope to see you all there!
Clyde Riggs Jr.