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

Come dance with us!


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

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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.


There will be no Social on Friday, December 9th!

December 16th is Toys for Tots Night!


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!


Basic Session:

Nov 29 - Jan 3

Free Shag Lessons - Currently in Basic 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!


Intermediate Session begins January 10.

Directions to Big Woody's


Boogie on the Bay Shag Club sponsored
Upcoming Events



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Ongoing until December 30 Salvation Army Food Drive
Please bring non-perishable (especially canned goods) donations to Mario's Italian Restaurant on Thursday evenings, and to the club's Friday Socials and Tuesday Lessons at Big Woody's.

Thank you!


Contact: Billie Stidham,  757.535.5406
Directions to Big Woody's

Directions to Mario's
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
December 9 Christmas Dinner-Dance
When: Friday, December 9, 2016
6:30 pm until 11:00 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn
5921 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk VA 23435

Tickets: $35.00 per person. 
No refunds, but transferrable.

Choice of Chicken or Beef Entree.

Music by ABSCDJ DJ Jerry Canada!
Club Dance Floor ~ Festive Attire ~ Cash Bar

Discounted rooms are available for $89/night. Call 757.484.9001, and mention "BOTB Dance" for reservations. Room rates will be based on availability after Nov.15th. 

Advance tickets sold by the following members:
Joy Cooley 757-334-1913
Nancy White 757-484-1661
Mary Etz 757-439-0166
Dottie Landreth 757.560.5546

See Downloadable Flyer to purchase tickets by mail.

Event Chair: Joy Cooley 757-334-1913
Directions to Hilton Garden Inn

Downloadable Flyer
December 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
December 16 Toys for Tots Friday Social
Collecting New Toys at the Friday Social for Toys for Tots on December 16.

Donate a wrapped or unwrapped new toy and be entered into a prize drawing!
Directions to Big Woody'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: 12/06/16