The Carolina Shag is the perfect dance for beach music, oldies, and rhythm and blues. It’s easy to learn and can be danced in a variety of social settings, including ballrooms, nightclubs, parties, wedding receptions, and vacation cruises. In this video we start at the very beginning, the very first step. Although this video is designed for the complete beginner, it has enough material to carry you to an advanced level. In fact, you will be ready to begin competing in shag dance contests if you learn all the patterns and techniques in this video. The instructors, Ricky and Christina, are top shag dance competitors. With twice the content of most instructional videos, this video shows a truckload of figures for social dancing or for competition. This video contains all of the most popular and most essential shag dance figures. Mainly developed in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Carolina shag is the official state dance of South Carolina. The Carolina shag is a slotted swing dance similar in many ways to west coast swing and jitterbug. The shag derives from the jitterbug and the Lindy hop, which date to the 1920 s. DVD Features: 1) Twenty figures plus many variations and combinations. 2) Detailed close-ups of the footwork shot from behind allow follow-the-leader learning. 3) Beautiful broadcast quality digital video. Length: 80 minutes. Region-free, 4:3 format.