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About the Boogie on the Bay Shag Club

The objective of the Boogie on the Bay Shag Club shall be to bring people together with mutual interests in shag dancing. Through such common interest, this Club will promote and preserve shag dancing and beach music.

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Mailing Address:

Boogie on the Bay Shag Club
PO Box 3291
Portsmouth VA 23701

Phone: 757.967.7740

Email: info@boogieonthebay.com

Where we dance:

Boogie on the Bay Shag Club members and guests dance at Big Woody's Bar and Grill, Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake VA 23321. Directions to Big Woody's

  • Weekly Shag Party, Fridays 6:00PM.
  • Shag Lessons, Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 PM
    Alternating 6 week sessions of Basic and Intermediate lessons.  See our Calendar for session details.

Membership Information

Would you like to become a member of Boogie on the Bay Shag Club?  Please click here to download a membership application or request information on our BOTB Feedback Page.

Don't live in the area but want to keep in touch with our club?  We love to make new Friends.

Business Meeting

The BOTBSC Business Meeting is held the 2nd Monday of the month. Please check our Calendar to confirm the date and location.  ALL MEMBERS are strongly encouraged to attend to have a say in what decisions are being made by the club, to be aware of what issues the club is addressing and what your club is doing to support the community and promote Shag dancing.

BOTBSC Board Members and Committee Chairs


Bob Taylor, 757.967.7740, president@boogieonthebay.com

First Vice President

Billie Stidham, vp@boogieonthebay.com

Second Vice President

Donna House, 2ndvp@boogieonthebay.com


Allyn Miller, treasurer@boogieonthebay.com

Secretary Dottie Landreth, secretary@boogieonthebay.com

Corresponding Secretary

Marsha Ruth, corrsecretary@boogieonthebay.com


Dave Dembicki, membership@boogieonthebay.com

Shaggers at Heart

Donna House and Deborah Liverman, shagheart@boogieonthebay.com


Jo Ann Turner


Dave Dembicki


Doug Mendez


Elaine Dembicki, webmaster@boogieonthebay.com


Elaine Dembicki, webmaster@boogieonthebay.com

Phone Chair

Henri Ancheta, phone@boogieonthebay.com

Ways & Means

Nancy White

Portsmouth Pavilion Chair Billie Stidham and Jo Ann Turner

Dance Committee

Marsha Ruth


Marsha Ruth and Tom Edwards

Please go to the BOTB Feedback Page to contact any Board Member or Committee Chair.

Boogie on the Bay Shag Club supports the following charities:

  • Salvation Army (Portsmouth)

  • Food Bank of Hampton Roads

  • USO Hampton Roads

  • Help and Emergency Response (H.E.R.) Shelter

  • American Cancer Society

  • Project Healing Waters

  • Junior Shag Association

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Last modified: 03/29/17