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

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  Our Club provides weekly Carolina Shag Dance Lessons! 
Lesson Info

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Every Sunday Night!


Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Sunday Socials

Sunday Night Shag Party with ABSCDJ/NAR&B Disc Jockey Don Ruth

7:30 to 9:30 pm, at Big Woody's Bar & Grill Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321.


See our Calendar for details on special Sunday events.

Members, guests and new friends are always welcome!

Directions to Big Woody's

Every Tuesday  Night!


Intermediate Session October 28 - December 2


Basic starts December 9

Shag Lessons - Currently in Intermediate Session
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Big Woody's Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321.  There is a $5 door charge.


Alternating six week sessions of Basic and Intermediate lessons.  No Partner required.  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 necessary!

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


Basic Session begins December 9.

Directions to Big Woody's


Boogie on the Bay Shag Club sponsored
Upcoming Events



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October 25 Boooogie on the Bay Annual Halloween Dance 
When: Saturday Oct 25, 7pm - 11pm
Where: Eagles Club, 521 Maple St. Chesapeake 23324  Directions

Chicken and Set-ups will be provided.
Please bring a side dish to share.

Cost: Members $5.00, Non Members $10.00

Tickets sold prior to dance. Last chance is Oct. 22!

For Tickets, see:
Chair: Joy Cooley (757) 334-1913
Henri Ancheta (757) 439-2909
Mary Etz (757) 484-0351
Millie Kirby (757) 641-3772
Toni Termini (757) 641-2926

Downloadable Flyer
Directions to Eagle Club
November 17 Shaggers @ Heart Planning Meeting

All are welcome to bring your new and exciting ideas to make Shaggers @ Heart 2015 the best yet!

When:  Monday November 17 at 7pm
Where:  Zino's Italian American Restaurant
850 Old George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323

Stephen and Sandy Long, President@boogieonthebay.com, 757.410.4978 and
Carolyn Pedersen, carolyn@awcontractors.com, 757.635.3000 
Directions to Zino's
December 12 Boogie on the Bay Annual Christmas Dinner-Dance
When: Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:30 'til 11:00pm
Location: The Hilton Garden Inn, 5921 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23455
Cost: $35.00/person

Celebrate the season with good friends, pictures and great shag dancing with ABSCDJ/NAR&BDJ Disk Jockey, Don Ruth, on our own BOTBSC dance floor.

Discounted rooms are available for $79/night. Call 757.484.9001, and mention “BOTB Dance” for reservations. Room rates will be based on availability after Nov.15th.

Advance tickets will be sold on Sunday and Tuesday nights (Big Woody’s) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Download the flyer for additional information here.
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: 10/23/14