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 ALL DIVISIONS has been revised to be the same – applications in hand by December 29th, 2021.  

Professional Application

Senior Application

Non Pro Application

Junior I Application

Junior II Application

Masters Application

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Divisions:

**Update to Rules as of July 2021**

We have rules and think we have everything covered. We want to be “Fair” – thus, the rules. Sometimes new circumstances arise, such as back in 2017…if a couple is not in the building and their number is called to dance, can they still dance?  Didn’t have a rule – now we do.

This coming year, we will clarify a few divisional rules.

Any person who has placed 4th or higher in Junior II is not eligible to dance in the Non-Pro Division.  The dancer is now eligible to move directly to the Pro Division.  Our Junior II finalists are very talented and have many years of experience as do our Pro competitors!

If any male or female dances in the Masters Division, they cannot dance in the Non-Pro Division in the coming years. It already exists for the Pro and Seniors Divisions! We neglected to include the Masters Divisions.

These decisions are made with advice from our Advisory Board of Directors. We try to be Fair. Before now, there was no written rule – most people assumed once you danced in an elevated division, you could not go back: Done!

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.  Anyone who places in the top 4 of Junior II Division must dance in Pro when they turn 21 – they will not be Non-Pro eligible.

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

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Judging:

2022 FINALS JUDGES

TBD

2022 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):

SONG TITLE ARTIST
1 (GONNA BE) GOOD TIMES GENE CHANDLER
2 (I DON’T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU) BUT I DO CLARENCE HENRY
3 (I’VE GOT A FEELING) YOU’RE GONNA BE SORRY BILLY BUTLER & THE ENCHANTERS
4 39-21-40 SHOWMEN
5 5-10-15 HOURS RUTH BROWN
6 A DOLLAR DOWN LOUIS JORDAN
7 A DOUNUT AND A DREAM MILLS BROTHERS
8 A FAVOR FOR A LOVESICK HEART BRENDA HOLLOWAY 
9 A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP JARMELS
10 A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE BOBBY DARIN
11 A PRETTY GIRL (A CADILLAC AND SOME MONEY) BUDDY & ELLA JOHNSON
12 A ROCKIN’ GOOD WAY BROOK BENTON
13 ADORABLE DRIFTERS
14 AFTER YOU BARBARA ACKLIN
15 AIN’T NO ROCKIN NO MORE ROY BROWN
16 ALL AROUND THE WORLD LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
17 ALL NIGHT LONG ROBINS
18 AND THE ANGELS SING JIMMY RICKS
19 ANNIE HAD A BABY HANK BALLARD
20 ANY OTHER WAY B.B. KING
21 AT LAST TONY MARTIN
22 ATLANTA BUBBER JOHNSON
23 AUTUMN LEAVES LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
24 AW SHUCKS TINY TOPSY
25 BABY (YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES) BROOK BENTON
26 BABY BEAT IT BIG DUKE HENDERSON
27 BABY DON’T GO JESSE BELVIN
28 BABY I LOVE YOU SO ORIOLES
29 BABY JUST FOR YOU JIMMY WITHERSPOON
30 BABY LET’S MAKE SOME LOVE PENGUINS
31 BABY SWEETS SPANIELS
32 BABY WORKOUT JACKIE WILSON
33 BABY, BABY, OH MY DARLING CLOVERS
34 BAD NEWS BABY (THERE’LL BE NO ROCKIN TONIGHT) WYNONIE HARRIS
35 BAD, BAD WHISKEY AMOS MILBURN
36 BE CAREFUL (IF YOU CAN’T BE GOOD) BUDDY JOHNSON
37 BEAUTICIAN BLUES B.B. KING
38 BIP BAM DRIFTERS
39 BLUE MOON NAT KING COLE
40 BOAT DOCK RAY SHARPE
41 BOOGIE WOOGIE KING JIMMY LIGGINS
42 BRAND NEW BABY LESTER WILLIAMS
43 BRING THE MONEY HOME ORIOLES
44 BROKEN HEART FIESTAS
45 BUMP ON A LOG LULA REED
46 CANADIAN SUNSET MILLS BROTHERS
47 C’EST SI BON PETE FOUNTAIN
48 CHEEK TO CHEEK LOUIS ARMSTRONG & ELLA FITZGERALD
49 CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE AMOS MILBURN
50 CHONNIE ON CHON JAMES BROWN
51 CLUB SAVOY ROCKIN LOUIE & THE MAMMA JAMMERS
52 COLD WOMEN WITH WARM HEARTS ALBERT KING
53 COME BACK MY LOVE CARDINALS
54 COME GO WITH ME FEDERALS
55 COME TO ME POPCORN WYLIE
56 CORRINA CORINNA BIG JOE TURNER
57 COULD IT BE YOU FOUR TOPS
58 COUNT ME OUT BILLY STEWART
59 CRAZY HOUSE REDD FOXX
60 CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD LITTLE WALTER
61 CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY FIVE ROYALES
62 CRY TO ME SOLOMON BURKE
63 DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES FRANK SINATRA
64 DEAR LOVER MARY WELLS
65 DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO HARMONICA SLIM
66 DO YOU OR DON’T YOU LOUIS JORDAN
67 DON’T BE ANGRY NAPPY BROWN
68 DON’T BUY ME NO BEER ROCKIN LOUIE & THE MAMMA JAMMERS
69 DON’T CRY ON MY SHOULDER SAM COOKE
70 DON’T DROP IT WILBERT HARRISON
71 DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO ME JAMES BROWN
72 DON’T MESS WITH MY MAN IRMA THOMAS
73 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG AGAIN ARETHA FRANKLIN
74 DON’T YOU LIE TO ME B.B. KING
75 DONE GOT OVER FOUR BLAZES
76 DON’T CHANGE YOUR PRETTY WAYS HANK BALLARD & MIDNIGHTERS
77 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE ETTA JAMES
78 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE NAT KING COLE
79 DON’T KEEP IT TO YOURSELF ORIOLES
80 DON’T KNOCK SPIDERS
81 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (YOU LIED) BEN E. KING
82 DON’T SHOUT AT ME DADDY BUDDY & ELLA JOHNSON
83 DOUBLE CROSSIN BABY ROBINS
84 DOWN IN THE BOTTOM ROCKERS
85 DREAM FIVE KEYS
86 DREAM OF YOU BILLY WILLIAMS
87 DRINKIN WINE SPODEE ODEE LARRY DALE
88 DRINKIN WINE SPODEE ODEE STICK McGHEE
89 DRIP DROP DRIFTERS
90 DRIVE DADDY DRIVE LITTLE SYLVIA
91 DRIVE IT HOME CLOVERS
92 EASY, EASY BABY VARETTA DILLARD
93 ELEVEN ROSES WRENS
94 EVERY DAY EVERY WAY HOLLYWOOD FLAMES
95 EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY CLYDE McPHATTER
96 EVERYTHING HE LACKS (EVERYTHING YOU LIKE) CAMILLE HOWARD
97 EXACTLY LIKE YOU JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON
98 EXACTLY LIKE YOU ARETHA FRANKLIN
99 FANNIE BROWN GOT MARRIED ROY BROWN
100 FANNIE MAE BUSTER BROWN
101 FAR AWAY PLACES FOUR TUNES
102 FARE THEE WELL HOLLYWOOD FLAMES
103 FEEL SO GOOD SHIRLEY & LEE
104 FIDDLE DE DEE PEE WEE CRAYTON
105 FINE BROWN FRAME LOU RAWLS
106 FINE BROWN FRAME NELLIE LUTCHER
107 FINE LOOKIN WOMAN JACKS
108 FINE LOOKING BABY CADETS
109 FINGER POPPIN TIME HANK BALLARD
110 FLAMINGO EARL BOSTIC
111 FLIM FLAM MAN BARBARA STREISAND
112 FLIP FLOP AND FLY BIG JOE TURNER
113 FOOLS RUSH IN ETTA JAMES
114 FUNNY JESSE BELVIN
115 GAMBLIN WOMAN BIG WALTER PRICE
116 GEE OH GOSH JARMELS
117 GET WITH IT FLAMINGOS
118 GHOST OF A CHANCE DOMINOES
119 GIMME A PIG FOOT LAVERN BAKER
120 GIRL OF MY DREAMS JOHNNY NASH
121 GIRL YOU DON’T KNOW ME IMPRESSIONS
122 GIVE ME YOU DOMINOES
123 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE ADMIRALS
124 GO TO WORK PRETTY DADDY EUNICE DAVIS
125 GO WHERE MY BABY LIVES STROLLERS
126 GOIN’ TO JUMP & SHOUT SMILEY LEWIS
127 GONNA BE TOO LATE FIVE KEYS
128 GOOD BREAD ALLEY EDDIE VINSON & ROY BROWN
129 GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY LITTLE RICHARD
130 GOOD GOOD LOVIN’ JAMES BROWN
131 GOOD LOOKIN AND FOXY TOO ROY BROWN
132 GOOD LOOKING BABY ORIOLES
133 GOOD LOVIN CLOVERS
134 GOOD ROCKIN JUNIOR WALKER
135 GOOD ROCKIN’ DADDY ETTA JAMES
136 GOOD ROCKIN TONIGHT TRENIERS
137 GOOD ROCKIN TONIGHT WYNONIE HARRIS
138 GRANDPA CAN BOOGIE TOO LIL GREENWOOD & FOUR JACKS
139 GREEN EYES RAVENS
140 GROOVY PEOPLE LOU RAWLS
141 HALF MOON SONNY DAY
142 HARD HEARTED WOMAN EDDIE BURNS
143 HARLEM SHUFFLE BOB & EARL
144 HAVE MERCY BABY TITUS TURNER
145 HAVE MERCY BABY DOMINOES
146 HEARTBREAK JON THOMAS
147 HEARTBREAK LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
148 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL TAVARES
149 HELLO DETROIT SAMMY DAVIS JR.
150 HELLO DOLLY EARL BOSTIC
151 HEY BARTENDER FLOYD DIXON
152 HEY GIRL LUCKY CARMICHAEL
153 HEY LITTLE GIRL BIG JOE TURNER
154 HEY LITTLE GIRL LARKS
155 HEY MR. WARDEN DANNY COBB
156 HEY THERE NANCY WILSON
157 HIDE AND SEEK BIG JOE TURNER
158 HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE HUEY PIANO SMITH
159 HI-LILI-HI-LO JIMMY RICKS
160 HOLE IN THE WALL FLOYD DIXON
161 HONEST I DO CANDI STATON
162 HONEY HUSH BIG JOE TURNER
163 HONKY TONKY DRIFTERS
164 HOT LITTLE MAMA JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON
165 HOUSE PARTY TONIGHT AMOS MILBURN
166 HOW BLIND CAN YOU BE FALCONS
167 HOW FINE CAN YOU BE JIMMY NOLAN
168 HOY HOY LITTLE JOHNNY JONES
169 I AIN’T DRUNK JIMMY LIGGINS
170 I AIN’T GETTING CAUGHT FIVE ROYALES
171 I AIN’T GIVIN’ UP NOTHIN’ CLYDE MCPHATTER
172 I BEG YOU PLEASE ROMEOS
173 I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL I SEE MY BABY’S FACE BABY WASHINGTON
174 I CRY CADETS
175 I DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT SPIDERS
176 I DON’T CARE BEVERLY WHITE
177 I DON’T WANT NOBODY (TO HAVE MY LOVE BUT YOU) BUDDY & ELLA JOHNSON
178 I FEEL LIKE ROCKIN ALL THE TIME ROY BROWN
179 I FEEL THAT OLD FEELING COMING ON JAMES BROWN
180 I FOUND SOMEBODY TO LOVE LITTLE SYLVIA
181 I GET WEAK DRIVERS
182 I GIVE YOU MY WORD PLATTERS
183 I GOT EYES FOR YOU BABY BEES
184 I GOTTA GET MYSELF A WOMAN DRIFTERS
185 I GOTTA HAVE YOU CLYDE MCPHATTER & RUTH BROWN
186 I HAD SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE I HAD YOU DAMITA JO DUBLANC
187 I HEAR A RAPSODY EARL BOSTIC
188 I HOPE YOU WON’T HOLD IT AGAINST ME THURSTON HARRIS
189 I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU CLYDE MCPHATTER
190 I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU IVORY JOE HUNTER
191 I KNEW I’D FALL IN LOVE PENGUINS
192 I KNOW BARBARA GEORGE
193 I KNOW I WAS WRONG BARONS
194 I KNOW IT’S HARD BUT IT’S FAIR FIVE ROYALES
195 I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO RAY ANTHONY
196 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT FIVE ROYALES
197 I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE PIPES
198 I LOVE YOU HONEY JOHN LEE HOOKER
199 I MAY BE WRONG BUT I THINK YOU’RE WONDERFUL MILLS BROTHERS
200 I NEED A GIRL BIG JOE TURNER
201 I NEED YOUR LOVING DON GARDNER
202 I USED TO CRY MERCY MERCY LAMPLIGHTERS
203 I WANNA BE MANHATTENS
204 I WANNA KNOW LLOYD SIMS
205 I WANT A LOVE I CAN SEE TEMPTATIONS
206 I WANT HER BACK FIVE BUDS
207 I WANT TO KNOW GAY POPPERS
208 I WAS A FOOL ELMORE JAMES
209 I WISH YOU LOVE BLOSSOM DEARIE
210 I WISH YOU WERE HERE BILLY ECKSTINE
211 I’D BE SATISFIED DOMINOES
212 I’LL REMEMBER YOU OTIS WILLIAMS & CHARMS
213 I’LL SEE IT THROUGH JIMMY McCRACKLIN
214 I’M A BIG BOY NOW TIC & TOC
215 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN FATS DOMINO
216 I’M LEAVING JOHNNY NASH
217 I’M READY TAJ MAHAL
218 I’M TORE DOWN FREDDIE KING
219 I’M TORE UP BILLY GAYLES
220 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING PEGGY LEE
221 I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN ETHEL ENNIS
222 IF I COULD HOLD YOU MELVIN MOORE
223 IF YOU AIN’T LOVIN’ (YOU AIN’T LIVIN’) BULLMOOSE JACKSON
224 IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE ROBERT JOHN
225 IF YOU NEED SOME LOVIN NAPPY BROWN
226 I’ll ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU X-RAYS
227 I’LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU JIMMY WITHERSPOON
228 I’LL BUY YOU A STAR JESSE BELVIN
229 I’LL COME RUNNING BACK TO YOU SAM COOKE
230 I’ll STOP ANYTHING I’M DOING CLYDE McPHATTER
231 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN MILLS BROTHERS
232 I’M LIVING GOOD OVATIONS & LOUIS WILLIAMS
233 I’M OUT OF MY MIND MELVIN SMITH
234 I’M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IMPRESSIONS
235 IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE PLATTERS
236 IN THE MORNING TIME CLOVERS
237 IN THE NIGHT BENNY SPELLMAN
238 IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T LLOYD PRICE
239 IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY DINAH WASHINGTON
240 IT ISN’T RIGHT PLATTERS
241 IT WON’T BE THIS WAY ALWAYS KINGPINS
242 IT’S A DOGGONE CRYING SHAME IVORY JOE HUNTER
243 IT’S ALRIGHT (YOU’RE JUST IN LOVE) TAMS
244 ITCHY TWITCHY FEELING SWALLOWS
245 IT’S A PITY TO SAY GOODNIGHT ELLA FITZGERALD & DELTA RHYTHM BOYS
246 IT’S TOO BAD WE JUST HAD TO SAY GOODBYE JACKIE WILSON
247 JOSEPHINE EARL BOSTIC
248 JUDGEMENT DAY FLOYD DIXON
249 JUMP WITH YOU BABY B.B. KING
250 JUNGLE JUICE STICK McGHEE
251 JUST A GIGOLO LOUIS PRIMA
252 JUST BE SINCERE JACKIE WILSON
253 JUST GIVE ME A RING DRIFTERS & CLYDE MCPHATTER
254 JUST ONE LOOK DORIS TROY
255 JUST TO SAY HELLO JESSE BELVIN
256 LAH TEE LAH TAH FALCONS
257 LA-LA FATS DOMINO
258 LAST OF THE GOOD ROCKIN’ MEN JACKS
259 LAY IT ON THE LINE DOMINOES
260 LEAVE ME ALONE BABY WASHINGTON
261 LEMONADE LOUIS JORDAN
262 LET IT BE BETTE WATTS
263 LET ME BE GOOD TO YOU LOU RAWLS
264 LET ME GO HOME WHISKEY LEROY LITTLE
265 LET ME TAKE YOU OUT TONIGHT EMERALDS
266 LET THE DOORBELL RING CHAMPION JACK DUPREE
267 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL LOUIS JORDAN
268 LET YOUR TEARS FALL BABY BIG MAMA THORNTON
269 LET’S DROP OUT OF SIGHT JOHNNY NASH
270 LET’S HAVE A PARTY AMOS MILBURN
271 LET’S MAKE LOVE JERRY BUTLER
272 LIKE YOU USED TO DO SHIRLEY & LEE
273 LIPSTICK POWDER AND PAINT BIG JOE TURNER
274 LITTLE QUEENIE CHUCK BERRY
275 LITTLE WHITE LIES ELLA FITZGERALD
276 LONELY NO MORE LITTLE MILTON
277 LONELY TEARDROPS JACKIE WILSON
278 LOOK BACK & SMILE BILLY STEWART
279 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE BOBBY WOMACK
280 LOOPED MELVIN SMITH
281 LOVE CONTEST RUTH BROWN
282 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY ROY BROWN
283 LOVE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT TEMPTATIONS
284 LOVE LETTERS MARY WELLS
285 LOVE MAKES A WOMAN BARBARA ACKLIN
286 LOVE ME GIRL FLAIRS
287 LOVE OF MY LIFE QUAILS
288 LOVEABLE LILY LILLIAN LEACH
289 LU LU SH-BOOMS
290 MAKE IT BE ME FLAIRS
291 MAMA DIDN’T KNOW MAJOR LANCE
292 MAMA DON’T LIKE SMILEY LEWIS
293 MAMA DON’T WANT (WHAT PAPA DON’T WANT) VARETTA DILLARD
294 MAMA HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER RUTH BROWN
295 MAMA WHAT ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER J.B. LENOIR
296 MAY I ZODIACS
297 MEAN TO ME ELLA FITZGERALD
298 MIDNIGHT FLYER NAT KING COLE
299 MISTY LLOYD PRICE
300 MOMENTS LIKE THIS PEGGY LEE
301 MONEY TREE DETROIT JUNIOR
302 MONKEY TIME MAJOR LANCE
303 MOON RIVER BEN E. KING
304 MOONGLOW GOOGIE RENEE
305 MORE NAT KING COLE
306 MORNING NOON AND NIGHT BIG JOE TURNER
307 MOVE ME BABY JIMMY WITHERSPOON
308 MOVE ON DRIFTER BABY WASHINGTON
309 MR. BIG WHEEL JIMMY T99 NELSON
310 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME NINA SIMONE
311 MY BABY LIKES TO SHUFFLE ALONZO SCALES
312 MY BUDDIE DONE STOLE MY CHIPPIE PLAYBOYS
313 MY GIRL IVY JIMMY WITHERSPOON
314 MY HEARTS DELIGHT DAKOTA STATON
315 MY MAN’S AN UNDERTAKER DINAH WASHINGTON
316 MY ONE AND ONLY DREAM PASTELS
317 MY SMILE IS JUST A FROWN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN CAROLYN CRAWFORD
318 MY SUGAR IS SO REFINED JOHNNY MERCER
319 NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE ME BROWNIE McGHEE
320 NICE AND EASY FRANK SINATRA
321 NIGHT AND DAY ELLA FITZGERALD
322 NIGHT AND DAY EARL BOSTIC
323 NIP SIP CLOVERS
324 NO NO JIMMY McCRACKLIN
325 NO SWEET LOVIN DRIFTERS
326 NOT GOING TO CRY FIVE ROYALES
327 OH WHAT A THRILL ROCKPILE
328 ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA RONNIE DOVE
329 ON REVIVAL DAY LAVERN BAKER
330 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE DRIFTERS
331 ONE MINT JULIP CLOVERS
332 ONE SCOTCH ONE BOURBON ONE BEER AMOS MILBURN
333 ONE STEP AHEAD ARETHA FRANKLIN
334 ONE TWO THREE EVERYBODY AMOS MILBURN
335 OOH BABY TEARDROPS
336 OOKEY OOK PENGUINS
337 OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART DARRELL BANKS
338 OUTSIDE OF PARADISE RAY-O-VACS
339 OUTTA MY MIND DEAN MARTIN
340 OVER AND OVER AGAIN MOONGLOWS
341 OVER THE RAINBOW CHECKERS
342 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN GEORGIA CARR
343 PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE SPANIELS
344 PLEASE DON’T GO FLOYD DIXON
345 PLEASE DON’T TEASE SPANIELS
346 PLEASE LOVE ME B.B. KING
347 POISON IVY WILLIE EGAN
348 POISON IVY WILLIE MABON
349 PONY TAIL T-BONE WALKER
350 PRIDE AND JOY STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
351 PRINCE OR PAUPER FRANKIE LYMON
352 PUSHIN A GOOD THING BARBARA LEWIS
353 QUEEN OF THE HOP BOBBY DARIN
354 RAINDROPS BARBARA ACKLIN
355 REAL GONE LOVER ROCKIN LOUIE & THE MAMMA JAMMERS
356 RED CHERRIES FLOYD DIXON
357 RIGHT NOW ARETHA FRANKLIN
358 RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR SYNCOPATERS
359 ROCK A BYE YOUR BABY ARETHA FRANKLIN
360 ROCK AND ROLL WEDDING HANK BALLARD
361 ROCK AWHILE BIG JOE TURNER
362 ROCK GRANNY ROLL HANK BALLARD
363 ROCKET 69 TODD RHODES
364 ROCKIN AT THE RECORD HOP RAVENS
365 ROOMIN HOUSE BOOGIE AMOS MILBURN
366 RUB A LITTLE BOOGIE CHAMPION JACK DUPREE
367 SADIE MY LADIE DRIFTERS
368 SALTY TEARS CHUCK JACKSON
369 SATELLITE BABY ROOSEVELT SYKES
370 SATIN DOLL BILLY ECKSTINE
371 SAVOY BOOGIE JIMMY McCRACKLIN
372 SAY WHEN FOUR TUNES
373 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN BRENDA LEE
374 SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN DINAH WASHINGTON
375 SEXY WAYS HANK BALLARD
376 SHAKE AND FINGERPOP JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS
377 SHAKE ‘EM UP BABY ROY BROWN
378 SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL BIG JOE TURNER
379 SHAME ON ME RAMBLERS
380 SH-BOOM CHORDS
381 SHE FELT TOO GOOD JIMMY McCRACKLIN
382 SHE WANTS TO ROCK FLAIRS
383 SHOTGUN JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS
384 SHUT YOUR MOUTH B.B. KING
385 SICK AND TIRED CHRIS KENNER
386 SICK AND TIRED FATS DOMINO
387 SICK AND TIRED LULA REED
388 SING A LITTLE SONG JACKIE WILSON
389 SIT DOWN AND TALK TO ME LOU RAWLS
390 SIX TO EIGHT STICK McGHEE
391 SIXTY MINUTE MAN DOMINOES
392 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE MILLS BROTHERS
393 SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE CHARLES CALDWELL
394 SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ COASTERS
395 SMOKEY PLACES CORSAIRS
396 SNEAKING AROUND WITH YOU HELEN HUMES
397 SO FINE FIESTAS
398 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL DRIFTERS
399 SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME RUTH BROWN
400 SOMEDAY LEE DORSEY
401 SOMEDAY SOMEWAY FLAMINGOS
402 SOMETHING’S GOT A HOLD ON ME ETTA JAMES
403 STAGGER LEE LLOYD PRICE
404 STAND BY ME BEN E. KING
405 STOP THE PAIN TITUS TURNER
406 STREET WALKING WOMAN T-BONE WALKER
407 STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW MARVIN GAYE
408 SURELY ROSCOE GORDON
409 SWEET SUE BIG JOE TURNER
410 SYMPHONY SAMMY TURNER
411 T BONE SHUFFLE T-BONE WALKER
412 T.W.A JIMMY WITHERSPOON
413 TA TA CLYDE McPHATTER
414 TAKE ME WHERE YOU GO ELMORE JAMES
415 TAKE ME WITH YOU BABY FIVE ROYALES
416 TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS FREDDIE KING
417 TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES JIMMY WITHERSPOON
418 TEARS KEEP TUMBLIN’ DOWN RUTH BROWN
419 TEARS TEARS TEARS BEN E. KING
420 TELEPHONE JOHNNY OTIS
421 TELL ME PRETTY BABY EMPIRES
422 TELL ME WHAT I DID WRONG JAMES BROWN
423 THANK YOU JOHN WILLIE TEE
424 THAT WOMAN HANK BALLARD
425 THAT’S HOW I FEEL WITHOUT YOU EDNA McGRIFF & SONNY TIL
426 THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO ME FIVE KEYS
427 THAT’S ENOUGH FOR ME CLYDE MCPHATTER
428 THATS THE WAY (IT GOES) JIMMY MCCRACKLIN
429 THAT’S WHAT LOVE WILL DO IMPRESSIONS
430 THE ANSWER IS LOVE BILLY ECKSTINE
431 THE DEACON MOVES IN LITTLE ESTHER & DOMINOES
432 THE GIRL’S ALRIGHT WITH ME TEMPTATIONS
433 THE LAST ONE TO KNOW FI-TONES
434 THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU MARY WELLS
435 THE REAL THING FIVE ROYALES
436 THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU ELLA FITZGERALD
437 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT JARMELS
438 THEM THERE EYES VARETTA DILLARD
439 THEN I’LL BE TIRED OF YOU ETHEL ENNIS
440 THERE GOES MY BABY DRIFTERS
441 THERE GOES THAT SONG AGAIN BROOK BENTON
442 THERE’S NO TOMORROW CLOVERS
443 THINK FIVE ROYALES
444 THINK NOTHING ABOUT IT GENE CHANDLER
445 THIS HEART OF MINE TONY CLARKE
446 THREE THIRTY THREE DRIFTERS
447 TICK TOCK MARVIN & JOHNNY
448 TIL MY BABY COMES BACK JUMPIN JUBILEE’S
449 TILL MY BABY COMES BACK TO ME ELLA JOHNSON
450 TIME DORIS TROY
451 TIME AFTER TIME ELLA FITZGERALD
452 TIME MAKES YOU CHANGE DELLS
453 TONIGHT AND FOREVER WHIRLERS
454 TOO MUCH LOVIN’ FIVE ROYALES
455 TRUE FINE MAMA LITTLE RICHARD
456 TRUE LOVE IS HARD TO FIND RIVIERAS
457 TRY MILLER BROTHERS
458 TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING BOBBY SAXTON
459 TUNE UP JUNIOR WALKER
460 TWISTIN’ AND SHOUTIN’ (DOING THE MONKEY) JACKIE WILSON
461 TWISTIN’ PNEUMONIA GENIES
462 TWO HEARTS OTIS WILLIAMS & CHARMS
463 UM, UM, UM, UM, UM, UM, UM MAJOR LANCE
464 VICIOUS, VICIOUS VODKA AMOS MILBURN
465 WALKIN MY BABY BACK HOME NAT KING COLE
466 WALKIN THE CHALKLINE TINY BRADSHAW
467 WALKING UP A ONE WAY STREET WILLIE TEE
468 WATUSI VIBRATIONS
469 WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA FLOYD DIXON
470 WEAR YOUR BLACK DRESS WILLIE EGAN
471 WEE BABY BLUES BIG JOE TURNER
472 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES ESTHER PHILLIPS
473 WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITHOUT YOU CHUCK JACKSON
474 WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITHOUT YOU TEMPTATIONS
475 WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN YOUR LOVE JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS
476 WHAT TO DO DRIFTERS
477 WHATEVER YOU WANT JERRY BUTLER
478 WHEN I GET LUCKY FLOYD DIXON
479 WHEN LOVE IS NEW ARTHUR PRYSOCK
480 WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT JIMMY WITHERSPOON
481 WHERE OR WHEN EARL BOSTIC
482 WHISPERS JACKIE WILSON
483 WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER CHECKERS
484 WHITE PORT AND LEMON JUICE BEL-AIRES
485 WHO DO YOU KNOW IN HEAVEN FIVE KEYS
486 WHY DON’T CHA STOP IT BUDDY & ELLA JOHNSON
487 WILL YOU LOVE ME MARVIN & JOHNNY
488 WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW BEN E. KING
489 WIPE YOUR TEARS BABY JIMMY NOLAN
490 WITCHCRAFT JESSE BELVIN
491 WOE IS ME CADILLACS
492 WORKING ON A GROOVY THING PATTI DREW
493 WRAP ME IN LOVE TEMPREES
494 YOU FRANKIE LYMON
495 YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE ARTHUR PRYSOCK
496 YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH MARY WELLS
497 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A TOWER OF STRENGTH GLORIA LYNN
498 YOU GOT ME DIZZY JIMMY REED
499 YOU GOTTA HAVE SOMETHING ON THE BALL STICK McGHEE
500 YOU I LOVE DEAN MARTIN
501 YOU MADE ME A WOMAN BARBARA LEWIS
502 YOU NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD CHECKERS
503 YOU SEND ME ARETHA FRANKLIN
504 YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM NAT KING COLE
505 YOU THREW A LUCKY PUNCH GENE CHANDLER
506 YOU UPSET ME BABY B.B. KING
507 YOU WANTED TO CHANGE ME ROY HAMILTON
508 YOU’RE IN LOVE FIVE VETS
509 YOU’RE THE BOSS JIMMY RICKS
510 YOU’RE THE ONE FIVE KEYS
511 YOU’D BETTER FIND YOURSELF ANOTHER FOOL LAVERN BAKER
512 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE LOU RAWLS
513 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE CANDI STATON
514 YOUR CASH AIN’T NOTHING BUT TRASH CLOVERS
515 YOUR DADDY’S DOGGIN’ AROUND TODD RHODES
516 YOU’RE SO FINE FALCONS
517 YOU’VE GOT BAD INTENTIONS BOBBY BLUE BLAND
518 ZING GOES MY HEART RAVENS
519 ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART BILLY ECKSTINE
520 ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART COASTERS 

 

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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