Carolina Shag Dance
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!
Intermediate/Advanced 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Beginning Shag @ 6:30 PM
Shag @ 7:45 PM
To Register - Call 423-323-8874 or
Email - LouiseBaileyDickson@gmail.com
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,
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.