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Carolina Shag Dance

Classes, Workshops, & Parties

Classes on Thursdays

Workshops on Saturdays   

We teach 4 – 6 basic steps during the 5-week program

We teach 1 - 3  basic steps during the workshop  

It is great exercise and we have a great time!
Workshops Saturdays 
Beginning 10:00AM - 12:00NOON
Intermediate/Advanced 1:00PM - 3:00PM     

Beginning Shag    @ 6:30 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Shag @ 7:45 PM

To Register - Call 423-323-8874 or


The Carolina shag is a very popular smooth style of swing dancing that originated in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Carolina shag may be danced to classic “beach music” tunes such as “I Love Beach Music,” “Under the Boardwalk,” and “Carolina Girls,” or with classic blues tunes and Motown hit tunes.

Social DanceFitness is a combination of fun social dancing with heart healthy exercise for the purpose of improving the lives of the participants. Social dance provides an easy method for all ages to enjoy dancing the basic steps of popular partner dances such as the Swing, ChaCha, Waltz, Polka, Night Club Two-Step, and Shag.

We offer Classes, Workshops, & Parties for Seniors, Adults, and Teenagers. Shag and Social Dancing are performed with a partner, however singles can take the classes.

Several cities in the southeast have shag clubs including the Tri-Cities own Mountain Empire Shag Society (MESS).

Todd & Louise Dickson teach Classes in five-week sessions (one hour each) and offer one-session Workshops or Parties that consist of 1.5 - 3.5 hour events.  The class sessons and the workshops are offered several times per year or can be scheduled as special events. Parties need to be scheduled with the Dicksons.

Shag and Social Dance Party Workshops can be arranged as special events for groups... gather some friends, co-workers, club members, classmates, etc... Call or email for Group Dance Party/Workshop information.


The Dicksons are members of three dance clubs including the Mountain Empire Shag Club. Louise has taught dance professionally for more than 20 years. Todd and Louise have a private studio in their home located on Country Drive in Kingsport. The studio has beautiful hardwood floors, and a state of the art variable speed sound system designed for dance instruction. 

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DanceTime Fitness 5022 Country Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664  Phone: (423) 742-0747; (423) 323-8874 Fax: (423) 279-7499

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