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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 25 - August 29

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


Alternating six week sessions of Basic and Intermediate lessons.  No Cover.  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 September 5.

Directions to Big Woody's


Boogie on the Bay Shag Club sponsored
Upcoming Events



Links for details

Ongoing Shag Shoe Collection for Junior Shaggers
Did you buy new Shag Shoes at SOS?  Why not donate your old shoes to the Junior Shaggers?

Doug Mendez, 757.575.2911 will be collecting dance shoes that are clean and in good working condition at Big Woody's on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Directions to Big Woody's
Portsmouth Pavilion Volunteers Needed!
Working the Portsmouth Pavilion concession stand is our club's
ONLY fund-raising effort. Our workers rotate through the various food/beverage stands for all concerts during the season. 15-20 workers are required for each event. We count on these proceeds to make our club run smoothly and support our charities, and we have a blast doing it!

We need volunteers for the following concert!



Report Time


Oct 5



Rob Zombie

Sep 29 Thursday 6:00 Dan + Shay

To volunteer call/text Dave Dembicki at 757.288.2260, or email concession@boogieonthebay.com

Volunteer Report/Park Map
Directions to Portsmouth Pavilion
August 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
August 28 Shaggers at Heart Planning Meeting
When: Monday, April 28, 7PM
Where: Zino's Italian American Restaurant 850 Old George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

The room will be open at 6pm for those who wish to have dinner there.

Bash 2018 Chairs:
Donna House, (757) 200-7640
Deborah Liverman, (757) 986-2401

Directions to Zino's
December 8 Christmas Dinner Dance
Tickets now available!

The Christmas Dinner Dance will be held on December 8, 2017, 6:30-11:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn 5921 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23435.

Music by ABSCDJ DJ Jerry Canada.

Tickets $35.00 per person
Reserve a table with full table payment. Tables seat eight.
Selection of Chicken or Beef dinner.

Purchase tickets at Big Woody's from:
Joy Cooley - Committee Chair 757-334-1913
Sandra Sawyer 757-810-7351
Toni Termini 757-641-2926

For more details and to purchase tickets by mail, see the Downloadable Flyer.
Directions to Hilton Garden Inn

Downloadable Flyer

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: 08/16/17