Society of Stranders Mid-Winter Break Headed to North Myrtle Beach

Are you a shag dance aficionado? Does beach music give you the uncontrollable urge to dance? You’re not alone—and you need to be around your people! That’s what the Society of Stranders is all about. The next big shag event takes place from Jan. 17-19, 2014, in North Myrtle Beach, and North Beach Plantation welcomes shag dancers!

For the uninitiated, the shag is the state dance of South Carolina, and it’s been a phenomenon in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach since the 1940s and 50s. And the culture, the music and the good times that surrounded the shag culture that infiltrated Myrtle Beach back in the day has never really gone away. That’s why groups of shag dance enthusiasts still come to Myrtle Beach every year, in droves.

The SOS Mid-Winter Break is a full weekend of fun at the world-famous SOS lounges on Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach: Fat Harold’s Beach Club, Ducks, the OD Arcade, The Pirate’s Cove, OD Resort and Spanish Galleon. Many of your favorite beach music bands will be playing, and every SOS lounge really has a distinctive feel—so be sure to dance your way all the way down the strip.

The SOS events are a fantastic way to see old friends, meet new ones, and simply enjoy the shag dance culture, one of fun, acceptance and good times. Everyone has their unique take on the swing-style Carolina Shag dance, which is distinctive for its shuffling, 6-count step and the beach music that was popular in the 50s and 60s.

If you’re coming to North Myrtle Beach for the SOS Mid-Winter Break, consider staying at North Beach Plantation! We are a popular home base for plenty of shaggers, and we’re just a quick 10-miute drive from the SOS Lounges. Plus, we also offer the best accommodations and amenities in North Myrtle Beach, from our amazing pools to our onsite restaurant and full-service spa. Make your trip to the beach a true vacation!

(posted 12/18/13)