Myrtle Beach has lots of great places to hit the dance floor, but you may need to brush up on your moves before you go out on the town. Here are five places to learn the latest steps while you are on your Myrtle Beach vacation:
By The Sea Ballroom & Latin Dance: Looking to sweep your partner off their feet, or dance the night away to a Latin beat? But you don't know your left foot from your right on the dance floor, or you need a pro to show you the ropes on a new style of dance. By The Sea is the place to go to learn classic ballroom waltzes or the latest Latin jig. Located in downtown Myrtle Beach, By The Sea offers nightly lessons to novice and experienced dancers. Led by professional instructors is provided in a fun environment that's also conducive to learning. In addition to providing ballroom and Latin dance lessons, By The Sea also offers classes in belly dancing, hula dancing, the swing and the shag.
Coastal Dance Centre: No matter what type of dance you are hoping to learn, Coastal Dance Studio's experienced staff can help you master the new moves in no time. Offering dance lessons ranging from jazz, tap, Latin, hip hop, ballroom, musical theater, acrobatics and tumbling, Coastal Dance Centre has an expert staff to show you the ropes. This venue might be better suited for more experienced dancers looking to improve their skills, although there are also courses for beginners.
Country Roads Bar & Grill: There's a new country-western bar in town, and it just happens to be part of the best nightlife district in town. Located at Broadway at the Beach's Celebrity Square, Country Roads offers honky-tonking and boot-scooting for those who prefer country to the pop, blues and oldies of sister clubs Malibu's, Froggy Bottomz and Club Boca. For those new to the country scene, Country Roads offers “Dancing With Donna” free country line dancing lessons on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8:30 to 9:30. With help from a professional instructor and friendly patrons, you will be dancing like a veteran by the time the live band cranks it up and the party crowd arrives.
Fat Harold's Beach Club: The King of the Shag may have died, but the dance that created his legacy is alive and kicking at his namesake bar. “Far Harold” Bessant, who owned the North Myrtle Beach institution, passed away in May 2015 but the club continues to host shaggers from all over the country who come to shuffle their feet on the sawdust-covered dance floor. Holding live beach and country music, Fat Harold's also provides free dance lessons for those who want to learn how to shag or line dance. Located in historic Ocean Drive on Main Street, Fat Harolds provides free shag lessons every Tuesday night at 7 p.m., and free country line dancing lessons at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. If you happen to visit on another night, there are lots of locals and regulars who are willing to show you how to shag.
Let's Dance Studio: Located in the Pine Lakes Center in Myrtle Beach, this strip-mall studio offers a wide range of dance styles and steps. Let's Dance provides individual instruction throughout the week, as well as group dance classes every Monday through Thursday nights. For as little as $10 per class, patrons can learn the basics of Latin, ballroom and the shag, just to name a few. Free ballroom classes are offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Best of all, Let's Dance is situated near two night clubs where they can test out their skills – Bourbon Street Lounge and Pine Lakes Tavern.