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Welcome to the Boogie on the Bay Shag Club's website.

Come dance with us!


Our Club provides weekly FREE Carolina Shag Dance Lessons! 
Lesson Info

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Boogie on the Bay Shag Club sponsored
Weekly Shag Dancing Opportunities



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Every Friday Night!


Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Weekly Shag Social

Fridays 6:00 to 9:30 pm, at Big Woody's Bar & Grill Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321.


No Cover!

Big Woody's offers Happy Hour Drink prices from 6:00-9:00pm and also a Sirloin Dinner Special for $9.99 on Fridays.


See our Calendar for details on DJs and special events.


Members, guests and new friends are always welcome!  Start your weekend shagging with us!

Directions to Big Woody's

Every Tuesday  Night!


Intermediate Session:

July 19 - Aug 23

Shag Lessons - Currently in Intermediate Session
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Big Woody's Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321. 


******Important Announcement******

The continuation of free cover will be based on Student food/beverage sales.


Please support Big Woody's and they will continue to provide us with a free dance venue!


Alternating six week sessions of Basic and Intermediate lessons.  No Partner required.  No need to pre-register, just show up.  Please be prompt so we don't run out of time.


See our Calendar for current session details.


Come and learn the Carolina Shag with instructors Marsha Ruth and Tom Edwards. Six-week sessions feature progressive instruction - each week building on the previous lesson.

- BASIC Session focuses on basic footwork, turns and lead-follow technique. No experience or partner is necessary!

- INTERMEDIATE Session focuses on technique, complex footwork and turns. Take your Basic lessons to the next level!


Basic Session begins August 30.

Directions to Big Woody's


Boogie on the Bay Shag Club sponsored
Upcoming Events



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May - September Portsmouth Pavilion Volunteers Needed!

The Portsmouth Pavilion season is here with a great concert lineup planned.

This is our primary fundraiser and we need EVERYONE'S help!!

We need volunteers to man the food and beer concessions for the concerts. The work is easy, you get to hear some great concerts and have fun with your fellow club members. With many volunteers, we can rotate workers and everyone gets the opportunity to contribute.

15-16 Volunteers are required for each of these upcoming Concerts:



Report Time


Aug 14



Australian Pink Floyd

Aug 16



Jill Scott

Sep 1 Thursday 6:00 Chris Stapleton

Click here for our Volunteer Calendar. The dates we are working will have a Report Time indicated.

 For details and to volunteer:
Look for the signup sheet at Big Woody's or contact the Chair, Billie Stidham at 757-488-7819, email or;
Jo Ann Turner at 757-488-7787, email

Directions to the Portsmouth Pavilion
August 19th Pirate Night Social
'Tis time to Party like a Pirate with Boogie on the Bay Shag Club!

When: Friday, August 19th, at 6:00pm
Where: Big Woody's Chesapeake Square

☠ Shagging on the Poop Deck with DJ Gary Barnes
☠ Partake of Grog and Grub with Big Woody's Specials
☠ Capture Buried Treasure

No Cover!  Dress like a Pirate or ye'll walk the plank!  Arrrrrrrr!!!
Directions to Big Woody's
August - September Salvation Army Food Drive

The Salvation Army is in dire need of replenishing their food pantry.  For the months of August and September, Boogie on the Bay Shag Club will be helping by collecting food.  Please bring can goods to Mario’s Italian Restaurant on Thursday evenings, Big Woody’s on Friday evenings, or Big Woody’s on Tuesday evening dance class.


Thank you!

Please contact either Joyce Seargeant @ 639-8778, Christy Taylor @ 436-1844, or JoAnn Turner @ 488-7787 for more information.

Directions to Big Woody's

Directions to Mario's
September 12 BOTBSC Business Meeting
The Business Meeting will be held 7 pm at Mario's Italian Restaurant, 611 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707.

ALL MEMBERS are strongly encouraged to attend. Please come out to see what exciting things we are planning for our club!
Directions to Mario's

We also frequently enjoy attending events sponsored by other shag clubs and the community.
Please see our calendar for details of those events.

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Last modified: 08/14/16