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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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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!


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:

February 27-April 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 April 10.

Directions to Big Woody's



Boogie on the Bay Shag Club sponsored
Upcoming Events



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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
Ongoing Get your 2018 SOS Cards!
See Christy Taylor at Big Woody's or contact her at 757.436.1844
Directions to Big Woody's
March 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
March 19

Shaggers @ Heart Wrap Up Meeting
The Shaggers @ Heart 2018 Wrap Up Meeting will be held at 7PM at Zino's Italian Restaurant, 850 Old George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323

All Committee Chairs are requested 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 Zinos
March 26

Pavilion Volunteers Brainstorm Meeting
This meeting is to brainstorm thoughts and ideas of how to proceed with our only money-maker for the club manning the Pavilion concession stands.

There are many tasks involved in this effort not all of which require being present at the concerts. Let's come up with ways to leverage all of our available manpower so that we will be a successful TEAM of volunteers.


When: Monday March 26th at 7pm
Where:  Donna House's residence at 400 Oriole Rd, Portsmouth, VA  23701

Contact: Donna House, 757.200.7640, concession@boogieonthebay.com
Direction to House's House

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: 03/10/18