Dancer Info, Rules & Entry Forms

PDF Forms (Entry Form, Song List, & Advertising)

Click on the following links to view PDF files with contestant entry forms, NSDC music preservation list, and NSDC program advertising form.

**Deadline for Masters and Non-Pro is November 30th, 2018; all other Divisions have an application deadline of December 29th.

NSDC Professional Application

NSDC Senior Application

NSDC Non Pro Application

NSDC Junior I_II Application

NSDC Masters Application

2018 Ad Sheet

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Divisions:

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION:

Any person who has danced in a Professional Shag contest, specifically in the Competitive Shaggers Association. Masters and Seniors can enter this division. Must be 21.

NON-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION:

No professional competitors or winners of Junior Overall.  Novice, amateur and beginners who are 21 years of age and older and have never danced in any professional Shag contest.  Dancers who have previously danced in the NSDC Senior, Masters, or Pro divisions are ineligible to compete in the Non-Pro division.

MASTERS DIVISION (Invitational):

The female must be at least 49 years of age and the male 50 years of age, but with a total of at least 100 years combined. These ages must be reached by the last night of the finals in March. No novices or amateurs in this category. One dancer must be a Hall of Fame member. They will be judged by Hall of Fame Dancers. Judged on smoothness, togetherness and showmanship.

SENIOR DIVISION

The female must be at least 49 years of age and the male must be at least 50 years of age by the last day of finals. Only pro dancers are eligible in this division.

JUNIOR DIVISION I:

14 years and under.

JUNIOR DIVISION II:

15-20 years of age.  Anyone who wins Junior Overall will be ineligible to dance in the Non-Pro Division.

 

*All age requirements by the last night of the finals in March.

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Judging:

2019 FINALS JUDGES

TBD

2019 MASTERS JUDGES

TBD

Categories (except Masters):

Smoothness – Degree of Difficulty – Togetherness – Execution – Repertoire

Song time limit is 3 minutes max for all Divisions

Masters Categories:

Smoothness – Togetherness – Style – Showmanship

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Music Preservation List

(**Only one couple can use each record – an asterisk denotes that the record has already been claimed by a couple for their dance.  It will be updated monthly through December and weekly starting in January** Time limit is 3 minutes max):

1 A DOLLAR DOWN – LOUIS JORDAN

2 A FAVOR FOR A LOVESICK HEART – BRENDA HOLLOWAY 

3 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP – THE JARMELS

4 A LOVERS PRAYER – THE MEDALLIONS

5 ADORABLE – THE DRIFTERS

6 AIN’T NO ROCKIN NO MORE – ROY BROWN

7 ALL AROUND THE WORLD – LITTLE WILLIE JOHN

8 ALL NIGHT LONG – THE ROBINS

9 ALWAYS BE IN LOVE – THE XRAYS

10 ANNIE HAD A BABY – HANK BALLARD

11ANY OTHER WAY – B B KING

12 AT LAST – TONY MARTIN

13 AW SHUCKS – TINY TOPSEY

14 BABY BEAT IT – BIG DUKE HENDERSON

15 BABY SWEETS – THE SPAINELS

16 BABY WORKOUT – JACKIE WILSON

17 BAD BAD WHISKEY – AMOS MILBURN

18 BAD INTENTIONS – BOBBY BLUE BLAND

19 BAD NEWS BABY NO ROCKIN TONIGHT – WYNONIE HARRIS

20 BEG AND STEAL – THE STRANGERS

21 BETTER FIND ANOTHER FOOL – LAVERN BAKER

22 BIP BAM – THE DRIFTERS

23 BLUE MOON – NAT KING COLE

24 BOAT DOCK – RAY SHARPE

25 BOOGIE WOOGIE KING – JIMMY LIGGINS

26 BOOT EM UP – THE DU DROPPERS

27 BRING THE MONEY HOME – THE ORIOLES

28 BROKEN HEART – THE FIESTAS

29 BUMP ON A LOG – LULA REED

30 CANADIAN SUNSET – THE MILLS BROTHERS

31 CAN’T WAIT TO SEE MY BABY’S FACE – BABY WASHINGTON

32 CEST SI BON – PETE FOUNTAIN

33 CHICKEN AND THE BOP – LLOYD PRICE

34 CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE – AMOS MILBURN

35 CHONNIE ON CHON – JAMES BROWN

36 CLUB SAVOY – ROCKIN LOUIE

37 COLD WOMEN WITH WARM HEARTS – ALBERT KING

38 COLD WOMEN WITH WARM HEARTS – BIG TWIST

39 COME BACK MY LOVE – THE CARDINALS

40 COME GO WITH ME – THE FEDERALS

41 COME ON – WILLIE EGAN

42 COME TO ME – POPCORN WYLIE

43 CORRINA CORINNA – BIG JOE TURNER

44 COULD IT BE YOY – THE FOUR TOPS

45 COUNT ME OUT – BILLY STEWART

46 CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY – THE FIVE ROYALES

47 CRAZY HOUSE – REDD FOXX

48 CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD – LITTLE WALTER

49 CRY TO ME – SOLOMEN BURKE

50 DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES – FRANK SINATRA

51 DEAR LOVER – MARY WELLS

52 DEED I DO – TAJ MAHAL

53 DIDN’T I TELL YOU – TOMMY HUNT

54 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO – WILLIE EGAN

55 DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO – HARMONICA SLIM

56 DO YOU OR DON’T YOU – LOUIS JORDAN

57 DONE GOT OVER – THE FOUR BLAZES

58 DON’T BE ANGRY – NAPPY BROWN

59 DON’T BUY ME NO BEER – ROCKIN LOUIE

60 DON’T CRY ON MY SHOULDER – SAM COOKE

61 DON’T DROP IT – WILBERT HARRISON

62 DON’T LEAVE ME FANNY – ROYAL JOKERS

63 DON’T LET IT HAPPEN – JAMES BROWN

64 DON’T MESS WITH MY MAN – IRMA THOMAS

65 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG AGAIN – ARETHA FRANKLIN

66 DON’T YOU LIE TO ME – B B KING

67 DOUNUT AND A DREAM – MILLS BROTHERS

68 DOUBLE CROSSIN BABY – THE ROBINS

69 DOWN IN THE BOTTOM – THE ROCKERS

70 DREAM – THE FIVE KEYS

71 DRINKIN WINE SPODEE ODEE – STICKS McGHEE

72 DRINKIN WINE SPODEE ODEE – LARRY DALE

73 DRIP DROP – THE DRIFTERS

74 DRIVE DADDY DRIVE – LITTLE SYLVIA

75 DRIVE IT HOME – THE CLOVERS

76 ELEVEN ROSES – THE WRENS

77 EVERYBODY NEEDS – CLYDE MacPHATTER

78 EXACTLY LIKE YOU – ARETHA FRANKLIN

79 FANNIE BROWN GOT MARRIED – ROY BROWN

80 FARE THEE WELL – THE HOLLYWOOD FLAMES

81 FEEL SO GOOD – SHIRLEY AND LEE

82 FINE BROWN FRAME – LOU RAWLS

83 FINE BROWN FRAME – NELLIE LUTCHER

84 FINE LOOKIN WOMAN – THE JACKS

85 FINGER POPPIN TIME HANK BALLARD

86 FIVE TEN FIFTEEN HOURS – RUTH BROWN

87 FLAMING LOVE – THE GARDENIAS

88 FLAMINGO – EARL BOSTIC

89 FLIM FLAM MAN – BARBARA STRIESAND

90 FLIP FLOP AND FLY – BIG JOE TURNER

91 FOOLS RUSH IN – ETTA JAMES

92 FOUND TRUE LOVE – BILLY BUTLER

93 GAMBLIN WOMAN – BIG WALTER PRICE

94 GET WITH IT – THE FLAMINGOS

95 GIVE ME A PIG FOOT – LAVERN BAKER

96 GIVE ME YOU – THE DOMINOES

97 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE – THE ADMIRALS

98 GO WHERE MY BABY LIVES – THE STROLLERS

99 GONNA BE TOO LATE – THE FIVE KEYS

100 GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY – LITTLE RICHARD

101 GOOD LOOKIN AND FOXY TOO – ROY BROWN

102 GOOD LOVIN – THE CLOVERS

103 GOOD ROCKIN – JUNIOR WALKER

104 GOOD ROCKIN TONIGHT – THE TRENIERS

105 GOOD ROCKIN TONIGHT – WYNONIE HARRIS

106 GOT TO GET MYSELF A WOMAN – THE DRIFTERS

107 GOT TO HAVE SOMETHING ON THE BALL – STICKS McGHEE

108 GOT TWO ARMS – THE RAY O VACS

109 GRANDPA CAN BOOGIE TOO – LIL GREENWOOD

110 GREEN EYES – THE RAVENS

111 GROOVY PEOPLE – LOU RAWLS

112 HALF MOON – SONNY DAY

113 HARD HEARTED WOMAN – EDDIE BURNS

114 HARLEM SHUFFLE – BOB & EARL

115 HAVE MERCY BABY – TITUS TURNER

116 HAVE MERCY MERCY BABY – THE DOMINOES

117 HEARTBEAT – THE CHORDS

118 HEARTBREAK – DEE CLARK

119 HEARTBREAK – LITTLE WILLIE JOHN

120 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL – TAVARES

121 HEY BARTENDER – FLOYD DIXON

122 HEY GIRL – LUCKY CARMICHAEL

123 HEY LITTLE GIRL – THE LARKS

124 HEY SENORITA – THE PENGUINS

125 HEY THERE – NANCY WILSON

126 HI LILLIE HI LO – THE RAVENS

127 HIDE AND SEEK – BIG JOE TURNER

128 HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – HUEY PIANO SMITH

129 HOLE IN THE WALL – FLOYD DIXON

130 HONEST I DO – CANDI STATON

131 HONEY HUSH – BIG JOE TURNER

132 HONKY TONKY – THE DRIFTERS

133 HOUSE PARTY TONIGHT – AMOS MILBURN

134 HOUSEWARMING BOOGIE – STICKS McGHEE

135 HOW BLIND CAN YOU BE – THE FALCONS

136 HOW FINE CAN YOU BE – JIMMY NOLAN

137 I AIN’T DRUNK – JIMMY LIGGINS

138 I AIN’T GETTING CAUGHT – THE FIVE ROYALES

139 I BEG YOU PLEASE – THE ROMEOS

140 I CRY – THE CADETS

141 I DON’T CARE – BEVERLY WHITE

142 I FEEL LIKE ROCKIN ALL THE TIME – ROY BROWN

143 I FEEL THAT OLD FEELING  – JAMES BROWN

144 I GET WEAK – THE DRIVERS

145 I GOT EYES FOR YOU BABY – THE BEES

146 I HEAR A RAPSODY – EARL BOSTIC

147 I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU – IVORY JOE HUNTER

148 I KNEW I’D FALL IN LOVE – THE PENGUINS

149 I KNOW I WAS WRONG – THE BARONS

150 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT – FIVE ROYALES

151 I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE – TONY MICHAELS

152 I LOVE YOU HONEY – JOHN LEE HOOKER

153 I NEED A GIRL – BIG JOE TURNER

154 I TRIED AND TRIED – TEACHO WILTSHIRE

155 I WANNA BE – THE MANHATTENS

156 I WANNA KNOW – LLOYD SIMS

157 I WANT A LOVE I CAN SEE – THE TEMPTATIONS

158 I WANT TO KNOW – THE GAY POPPERS

159 I WAS A FOOL – ELMORE JAMES

160 IF I COULD HOLD YOU – MELVIN MOORE

161 IF YOU AIN’T LOVIN – BULLMOOSE JACKSON

162 IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE – ROBERT JOHN

163 IF YOU NEED SOME LOVIN – NAPPY BROWN

164 I’LL BE SATISFIED – THE DOMINOES

165 I’LL REMEMBER UOU – OTIS WILLIAMS & CHARMS

166 I’LL SEE IT THROUGH – JIMMY McCRACKLIN

167 I’M A BIG BOY NOW – TIC & TOC

168 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN – FATS DOMINO

169 I’M JUST A BABY – THE DOMINOES

170 I’M LEAVING – JOHNNY NASH

171 I’M LOOPED – MELVIN SMITH

172 I’M READY – TAJ MAHAL

173 I’M TO BLAME – JIMMY McCRACKLIN

174 I’M TORE DOWN – FREDDIE KING

175 I’M TORE UP – BILLY GAYLES

176 I’M WILLING – THE CADILLACS

177 IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE – THE PLATTERS

178 IN THE MORNING TIME – THE CLOVERS

179 IN THE NIGHT – BENNY SPELLMAN

180 IT ISN’T RIGHT – THE PLATTERS

181 IT WON’T BE THIS WAY ALWAYS – THE KINGPINS

182 ITCHY TWITCHY FEELING – THE SWALLOWS

183 IT’S A DOGGONE CRYING SHAME – IVORY JOE HUNTER

184 IT’S ALRIGHT HE’S JUST IN LOVE – THE TAMS

185 IT’S HARD BUT IT’S FAIR – THE FIVE ROYALES

186 LITTLE QUEENIE – CHUCK BERRY

187 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING – PEGGY LEE

188 I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN – ETHEL ENNIS

189 JUDGEMENT DAY – FLOYD DIXON

190 JUNGLE JUICE – STICKS McGHEE

191 JUST A GIGOLO – LOUIS PRIMA

192 JUST ONE LOOK – DORIS TROY

193 JUST TO SAY HELLO – JESSE BELVIN

194 LA LA – FATS DOMINO

195 LAY IT ON THE LINE – THE DOMINOS

196 LEAVE ME ALONE – BABY WASHINGTON

197 LEMONADE – LOUIS JORDAN

198 LET IT BE – BETTE WATTS

199 LET ME BE GOOD TO YOU – LOU RAWLS

200 LET ME GO HOME WHISKEY – LEROY LITTLE

201 LET ME TAKE YOU OUT TONIGHT – THE EMERALDS

202LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL – LOUIS JORDAN

203 LET YOUR TEARS FALL BABY – BIG MAMA THORTON

204 LET’S DROP OUT OF SIGHT – JOHNNY NASH

205 LET’S HAVE A PARTY – AMOS MILBURN

206 LIKE YOU USED TO DO – SHIRLEY AND LEE

207 LIPSTICK POWDER AND PAINT – BIG JOE TURNER

208 LONELY NO MORE – LITTLE MILTON

209 LONELY TEARDROPS – JACKIE WILSON

210 LOOK MY WAY – FIVE KING BEES

211 LOVEABLE LILLE – LILLIAN LEACH

212 LOVE CONTEST – RUTH BROWN

213 LOVE OF MY LIFE – THE QUAILS

214 LU LU – THE SH BOOMS

215 MAKE IT BE ME – THE FLAIRS

216 MAMA DON’T LIKE – SMILELY LEWIS

217 MAMA HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER – RUTH BROWN

218 MAY I – THE ZODIACS

219 MEAN TO ME – ELLA FITZGERALD

220 MELLOW MAMA – THE SPIDERS

221 MIDNIGHTER FLYER – THE TRAMPS

222 MISTY – LLOYD PRICE

223 MMM BABY – THE SPIDERS

224 MOMENTS LIKE THIS – PEGGY LEE

225 MONEY – THE FIVE PENNIES

226 MONEY TREE – DETROIT JUNIOR

227 MOON RIVER – BEN E KING

228 MORNING NOON AND NIGHT – BIG JOE TURNER

229 MOVE ME BABY MOVE ME – JIMMY WITHERSPOON

230 MOVE ON DRIFTER – BABY WASHINGTON

231 MR BIG WHEEL – JIMMY T99 NELSON

232 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME – NINA SIMONE

233 MY BABY LIKES TO SHUFFLE – ALONZO SCHALES

234 MY BUDDIE DONE STOLE MY CHIPPIE – THE PLAYBOYS

235 MY GIRL IVY – JIMMY WITHERSPOON

236 MY ONE AND ONLY DREAM – THE PASTELS

237 MY SUGAR IS SO REFINED – JOHNNY MERCER

238 NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE ME – BROWNIE McGHEE

239 NIGHT AND DAY – EARL BOSTIC

240 NIP SIP – THE CLOVERS

241 NO NO – JIMMY McCRACKLIN

242 NO SWEET LOVIN – THE DRIFTERS

243 NOT GONNA CRY NO MORE – THE FIVE ROYALES

244 OH WHAT A THRILL – ROCKPILE

245 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE – THE DRIFTERS

246 ONE MINT JULIP – THE CLOVERS

247 ONE SCOTCH ONE BOURBON ONE BEER – AMOS MILBURN

248 ONE STEP AHEAD – ARETHA FRANKLIN

249 OOH BABY – THE TEARDROPS

250 OOKEY OOK – THE PENGUINS

251 OUT OF MY MIND – MELVIN SMITH

252 OUTSIDE OF PARADISE – THE RAY O VACS

253 OVER THE RAINBOW – THE CHECKERS

254 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – GEORGIA CARR

255 PEOPLE ARE TALKIN – ROLLIE McGILL

256 PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE – THE SPANIELS

257 PLEASE DON’T GO – FLOYD DIXON

258 PLEASE DON’T TEASE – THE SPANIELS

259 PLEASE GIVE ME SOMETHING – THE GENTLEMEN

260 PLEASE LOVE ME – B B KING

261 POISON IVY – WILLIE EGAN

262 POISON IVY – WILLIE MABON

263 PONY TAIL – T BONE WALKER

264 PRIDE AND JOY – STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

265 PRINCE OR PAUPER – FRANKIE LYMON

266 PUSHIN A GOOD THING – BABARA LEWIS

267 QUEEN OF THE HOP – BOBBY DARIN

268 RAINDROPS – BABARA ACKLIN

269 REAL GONE LOVER – ROCKIN LOUIE

270 RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR – THE SYNCOPATERS

271 ROCK A BYE YOUR BABY – ARETHA FRANKLIN

272 ROCK AND ROLL WEDDING – HANK BALLARD

273 ROCK AWHILE – BIG JOE TURNER

274 ROCK GRANNY ROLL – HANK BALLARD

275 ROCKIN AT THE RECORD HOP – THE RAVENS

276 ROOMIN HOUSE BOOGIE – AMOS MILBURN

277 RUB A ;ITTLE BOOGIE – CHAMPION JACK DUPREE

278 SADIE MY LADIE – THE DRIFTERS

279 SALTY TEARS – CHUCK JACKSON

280 SATELITTE BABY – ROOSEVELT SYKES

281 SATIN DOLL – BILLY ECKSTINE

282 SAVOY BOOGIE – JIMMY McCRACKLIN

283 SAY WHEN – FOUR TUNES

284 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN – BRENDA LEE

285 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN – DINAH WASHINGTON

286 SEXY WAYS – HANK BALLARD

287 SH BOOM – THE CHORDS

288 SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL – BIG JOE TURNER

289 SHAKE EM UP BABY – ROY BROWN

290 SHAME ON ME – THE RAMBLERS

291 SHE FELT TOO GOOD – JIMMY McCRACKLIN

292 SHE WANTS TO ROCK – THE FLAIRS

293 SHUT YOUR MOUTH – B B KING

294 SICK AND TIRED – CHRIS KENNER

295 SICK AND TIRED – FATS DOMINO

296 SICK AND TIRED – LULA REED

297 SING A LITTLE SONG – JACKIE WILSON

298 SIX TO EIGHT – STICKS McGHEE

299 SIXTY MINUTE MAN – THE DOMINOS

300 SLOW BOAT TO CHINA – RONNIE DOVE

301 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE – CHARLES CALDWELL

302 SMOKEY PLACES – THE COUSAIRS

303 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL – THE DRIFTERS

304 SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME – RUTH BROWN

305 SOMEDAY SOMEWAY – THE FLAMINGOS

306 STAGGER LEE – LLOYD PRICE

307 STAND BY ME – BEN E KING

308 STAND BY ME – GUITAR SLIM

309 STOP ANYTHING I’M DOING – CLYDE McPHATTER

310 STOP THE PAIN – TITUS TURNER

311 STREET WALKING WOMAN – T BONE WALKER

312 SURELY – ROSCOE GORDON

313 SWEET SUE – BIG JOE TURNER

314 SYMPHONY – SAMMY TURNER

315 T BONE SHUFFLE – T BONE WALKER

316 TA TA – CLYDE McPHATTER

317 TAKE ME WHERE YOU GO – ELMORE JAMES

318 TAKE ME WITH YOU BABY – THE FIVE ROYALES

319 TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – FREDDIE KING

320 TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER – BOBBY RUSH

321 TEARS KEEP TUMBLIN DOWN – RUTH BROWN

322 TELL ME PRETTY BABY – THE EMPIRES

323 TELL ME WHAT I DID WRONG – JAMES BROWN

324 THANK YOU JOHN – WILLIE TEE

325 THAT WOMAN – HANK BALLARD

326 THAT’S HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU – EDNA McGRIFF

327 THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO ME – THE FIVE KEYS

328 THE DEACON MOVES IN – LITTLE ESTHER

329 THE DUMMY – ART NEVILLE

330 THE LAST ONE TO KNOW – THE FITONES

331 THE WATUSI – THE VIBRATIONS

332 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT – THE JARMELS

333 THEM THERE EYES – VARETTA DILLARD

334 THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU – ETHEL ENNIS

335 THERE GOES MY BABY – THE DRIFTERS

336 THERE’S NO TOMORROW – THE CLOVERS

337 THINK – THE FIVE ROYALES

338 39-21-40 SHAPE – THE SHOWMEN

339 THIS HEART OF MINE – TONY CLARKE

340 TICK TOCK – MARVIN AND JOHNNY

341 TIL MY BABY COMES BACK – JUMPIN JUBILEE’S

342 TIME – DORIS TROY

343 TIME MAKES YOU CHANGE – THE DELLS

344 TINY TIM – LAVERN BAKER

345 TONIGHT AND FOREVER – THE WHIRLERS

346 TOO MUCH LOVE – THE FIVE ROYALES

347 TOO POOR – DETROIT JUNIOR

348 TOWER OF STRENGHT – GLORIA LYNN

349 TRUE FINE MAMA – LITTLE RICHARD

350 TRUE LOVE IS HARD TO FIND – THE RIVIERAS

351 TRY – THE MILLER BROTHERS

352 TUNE UP – JUNIOR WALKER

353 TWO HEARTS – OTIS WILLIAMS & CHARMS

354 USED TO CRY MERCY MERCY – THE LAMPLIGHTERS

355 VICIOUS VICIOUS VODKA – AMOS MILBURN

356 WALKIN MY BABY BACK HOME – NAT KING COLE

357 WALKIN THE CHALKLINE – TINY BRADSHAW

358 WALKING UP A ONE WAY STREET – WILLIE TEE

359 WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA – FLOYD DIXON

360 WEAR YOUR BLACK DRESS – WILLIE EGAN

361 WEE BABY BLUES – BIG JOE TURNER

362 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES – ESTHER PHILLIPS

363 WHAT ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER – J B LENOIR

364 WHAT AM I GONNA DO – CHUCK JACKSON

365 WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITHOUT YOU – THE TEMPTATIONS

366 WHAT TO DO – THE DRIFTERS

367 WHATEVER YOU WANT – JERRY BUTLER

368 WHEN I GET LUCKY – FLOYD DIXON

369 WHEN LOVE IS NEW – ARTHUR PRYSOCK

370 WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE – RUBY AND ROMANTICS

371 WHERE OR WHEN – EARL BOSTIC

372 WHISPERS – JACKIE WILSON

373 WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER – THE CHECKERS

374 WHITE PORT AND LEMON JUICE – THE BELAIRES

375 WHY DON’T YOU STOP IT – BUDDY AND ELLA JOHNSON

376 WILL YOU LOVE ME – MARVIN AND JOHNNY

377 WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME – BEN E KING

378 WIPE YOUR TEARS BABY – JIMMY NOLAN

379 WISH YOU WERE HERE – BILLY ECKSTINE

380 WITCHCRAFT – JESSE BELVIN

381 WOE IS ME – THE CADILLACS

382 WORKING ON A GROOVY THING – PATTI DREW

383 WRAP ME IN LOVE – THE TEMPREES

384 YOU – FRANKIE LYMON

385 YOU GOT ME DIZZY – JIMMY REED

386 YOU NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD – THE CHECKERS

387 YOU SEND ME – ARETHA FRANKLIN

388 YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM – NAT KING COLE

389 YOU TICKLE ME BABY – ROYAL JOKERS

390 YOU UPSET ME BABY – B B KING

391 YOU WANTED TO CHANGE ME – ROY HAMILTON

392 YOUR CASH AIN’T NOTHING BUT TRASH – THE CLOVERS

393 YOUR DADDY’S DOGGIN AROUND – TODD RHODES

394 YOU’RE IN LOVE – THE FIVE VETS

395 YOU’RE THE BOSS – JIMMY RICKS

396 YOU’RE THE ONE – THE FIVE KEYS

397 ZING GOES MY HEART – THE RAVENS

398 ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART – BILLY ECKSTINE

399 ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART – THE COASTERS 

400 ZOOM BOOM ZING – THE CADILLACS


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Rules:

1. Non-Pro winners upon their next nationals will dance in the Senior or Pro divisions.

2. To enter Pro or Senior division one member of the couple must have moved to Pro status. This means they may have reached Pro status

3. Records must be brought to the 4:00 p.m. Finals & Prelims meetings with N.S.D.C. form. Forms will be turned in. Contestants will dance one record from the Preservation List Thursday, one record Friday and one record on Saturday if in the final cut. Masters dance Friday & Saturday night. Length — 3 minutes each night. Prelims – Friday- 2 minute record with required steps & a 2 minute record on Saturday night for Prelim competitors and all finalist competitors. (** Only exception is the Master division where the record length will now be a minimum of 1 minute 30 seconds but not exceed three minutes)

4. Attendance at the pre-contest meeting is mandatory by at least one of the competing partners.

5. Should there not be enough qualified dancers in either Junior division then both shall become one division. The overall Junior award is given to the couple placing the highest of both divisions.

6. Masters Division — The female must be at least 49 years of age and the male at least 50 years of age by the last night of competition. Their combined age must be at least 100 years of age. Age is not the only criteria. They also must show they have “mastered” the artistry of the dance through their dancing career. One of couple composition must be an inducted member of the Shaggers Hall of Fame.

7. Each couple will be composed of one male and one female.

8. Judging for the Preliminaries and the Finals will be the National’s placement system.

9. Scoring for Finals will be cumulative for Judges’ final decision — all three dances (two for the Masters) will decide Judges’ championship placement.

10. The overall winner from Pro, Non-Pro, Juniors and Seniors Divisions will be determined by the judges ranking the divisional winner #1- #4 in preference.

11. Any contest rulings will be governed by a majority vote of the N.S.D.C. Board of Directors.

12. The entry fee is $75.00 per couple. Make checks payable to the National Shag Dance Championships.

13. Juniors must not have reached their 21st birthday by the last night of competition for Division II and not reached their 15th birthday by the last night of competition for Division I.

14. The Nationals committee reserves the right to disqualify or give a year’s probation — disallowing him/her to compete the following year (s) for exemplifying un-sportsman-like conduct.

15. The entry deadline is listed at the bottom of the application form. Application and entry fees must be in the hands of the Nationals by the deadline, not postmarked by that date. Any applications received late will be returned, no exceptions.

16. Requirement steps – Compulsory! – For 1st Round – Friday night (Prelims) and Thursday night (Finals), Masters are exempt – The following shag steps must be done by male and female at the same time:

Basic – Facing each other.

Pivot – full

Duck Walk – on one foot, the other – male and female simultaneously.

Boogie Walk – kick and boogie, boogie – male and female simultaneously.

Belly Roll – at least one complete belly roll; with male lead (his left on a 1-2

count, then 3-4 count on his right, then 5-6).

Judging auditors (2) will check off requirement steps.

For each step not performed – each judge’s placement will drop the couple one position for the first night’s score. Example: If a judge places you third and you omit the belly-roll and a pivot, you would be placed fifth on the judge’s ballot.

17. Each dancer is limited to dance in one division.

18. Senior Division – The female must be at least 49 years of age and the male must be at least 50 years of age by the last day of finals. Judged on smoothness, togetherness, repertoire, execution and degree of difficulty.

19. N.S.D.C. Board and Committee members are eligible to enter any division, but will not serve on “The Judges Selection Committee”.

20. A list of classic shag recordings is available to all Pro, Non-Pro, Seniors and Juniors to select from for their Thursday night requirements record. The list was selected by many Disc- Jockeys in order of preference #1 – #25 and the top 173 comprise the list. The list is on this website. Dancers may fax or e-mail their Thursday night letter of preference ASAP (prior to sending in their application). NO record will be danced to more than once on that night. The first faxed or e-mailed times and dates will be the couples to use the record. This is to avoid hearing the same record more than twice.

21. When a Non-Pro dancer wins his or her third C.S.A/S.P.A (combined) contest they move into the Pro Division of the Nationals even if they have not danced Pro in C.S.A or S