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

Come dance with us!

Upcoming Events


  Our Club provides weekly Carolina Shag Dance Lessons! 
Lesson Info

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Shaggers @ Heart 2015

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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



Links for details

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 6 Salvation Army Ring the Bell!
Boogie on the Bay Shag Club will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on December 6th.

The club rings from 10am to 6pm in 2 hour shifts out front of Big Woody's.

Dave Dembicki will have a sign-up sheet at Big Woody's or call 757.288.2260 or email to volunteer.
Directions to Big Woody's
December 8 BOTBSC Business Meeting
The Boogie on the Bay Shag Club Business Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at a location to be announced.

The December 8th meeting will be held at the Russell Memorial Library, 2808 Taylor Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321.

ALL MEMBERS are strongly encouraged to attend. Please come out to see what exciting things we are planning for our club!
Directions to Russell Memorial Library
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.

Dance Floor Crew Needed
Dave Dembicki has a sign-up sheet to help with setting up/taking down the dance floor.  Contact him at 757.288.2260 or email to volunteer.

Silent Auction Donations Needed
Contact Janie Tompkins at 757-484-7021 with donations for our Silent Auction.
Thanks Janie for volunteering!
Directions to Hilton Garden Inn

Downloadable Flyer
February 6, 7, 8, 2015 Shaggers @ Heart 2015 Shag Workshop and Dance Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg VA

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Shaggers @ Heart 2015

Directions to Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

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: 11/25/14