Welcome to the National Shag Dance Championships ("NSDC")
The NSDC started in Myrtle Beach in 1984 and is the longest continuously running shag dance contest in the United States. Past winners of the NSDC have performed on countless TV shows and events including: Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, PGA Annual Banquets, NBA Games, Beach Music Awards, and Harvard University.
The NSDC is the past winner of two "Feather Awards" for best swing dance event in the United States.
In addition to hosting the annual contest, the NSDC established the "Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship" in 1998 to annually assist in the education of a deserving college student who is a current or past contest in the NSDC, or whose family has competed in the NSDC. The scholarship foundation is classified as a 501c3 for tax deductions. Scholarship recipients are announced each year at the Finals of the NSDC.
The NSDC is held over two weekends each year with the Preliminaries (Qualifying Round) occurring near the end of January and the Finals in early March. If you enjoy watching dance shows on TV, then you should attend the NSDC and experience the excitement of a first class dance competition in person.
Click on the links above for more information on the contest (including dates, time, tickets, rules, etc.) as well as information on the Beth Mitchell Scholarship, past NSDC winners, and more. Or you can contact us at email@example.com or by calling Barry Thigpen at 843-222-6706
2014 Program Advertising Spots Now Available
2014 Pro Division Now Pays More Placements
In 2014, the NSDC will increase the number of Pro Division Prize recipients to eight paid places to encourage more of our Pro Dancers to compete. The total cash prizes for winners in all divisions totals nearly $15,000 for this coming year’s event.
DJ for this year’s event will again be Tommy Hamrick with Emcee Duties by Diane Stokes.
2014 NSDC Sponsors
Bob Kelly, State Farm Insurance
South Atlantic Bank
Kathryn & Eddie Monsour
Camille & Bruce Morgan
Shaggers Hall of Fame
Remax Ocean Forest