With Spring rapidly approaching in Myrtle Beach, there is no shortage of exciting annual events to bring guests from all over to the area. From warmer weather to great festivals, visitors flock to the Grand Strand for chances to create wonderful memories that only Myrtle Beach can provide. One of the most popular events that is a consistent crowd-pleaser is the Spring Safari, put on by the Society of Shaggers, and we can’t wait for this year’s!
As you may know, South Carolina’s famous and favorite dance is the Shag. In the 1940s and 50s, it became common for teenagers vacationing in South Carolina beach towns to play the hottest new rock and dance songs at local pavilions and promenades, all the while inventing their own steps! From this came the Shag, and Myrtle Beach has stayed committed to preserving this wonderful tradition ever since.
Each year, at the end of April, thousands of shaggers from all along the east coast and beyond venture to the Grand Strand for the first gathering of dance and fun in the warmer months. And where better to do so than at the Society of Shaggers’ Spring Safari?
From April 21st to May 1st, 2022, the biggest adult party on the East Coast commences in North Myrtle Beach and the fun can barely be contained! A wide variety of activities is scheduled for the event, with everything from member clubs hosting “tea parties” in local lounges, live music along Main Street, and more! Not an expert at shag dancing? No worries! Throughout this 10-day event, instructors will be offering classes to all visitors seeking to improve their skill or start from scratch to increase their repertoire of great moves.
But one of our personal favorite parts of the Spring Safari is the nightlife. When the sun goes down in North Myrtle Beach, Main Street will come alive with timeless music, dancing, and a general fun-loving atmosphere that makes the area the hottest place to be in the state.
On the last Saturday, the ACSC Club's Parade commences and is a perennial favorite for returning guests, families, dancers and more. With awards for best shag theme & most original float, The Spring Safari Parade always draws a huge crowd of beach locals and guests, so be sure to not miss it!
So whether you’re a novice dancer looking to try out something new or an expert in all things Shag, don’t miss out on the hottest dance party in Myrtle Beach this year!