Tommy and Joan Moore
Tommy and Joan have been shag dancing for more than 20 years. Tommy asked Joan to find someone to teach them to be able to dance together. While still working and serving on various boards and committees, he would commit one evening a week to take lessons. Joan contacted Sharon and David Jones of the OBX shag club, who were the leaders and instructors of the OBX Shag Club and the rest is history. They learned the basics by taking approximately 7 semi private lessons on Tuesday nights and then joined the OBX Shag Club.
Tommy and Joan have been active members since that time. They have attended just about every spring and fall SOS in North Myrtle Beach for over 20 years. They have enjoyed taking lessons from different instructors at SOS as well as other club sponsored shag events during this time. Tommy and Joan enjoy participating and assisting instructors in sharing steps and techniques accumulated over these years. They find it rewarding to see others interested in learning how to dance the Carolina shag and have fun on the dance floor.
Jeff and Sandy Albarty
Jeff and Sandy recruited 4 other couples to start a shag class in 1984 in
Davie County. They found Jessica Shields, a local instructor, to teach.
They soon joined the Winston-Salem Shag Club. After moving to the Outer
Banks in 2005 they quickly found a very friendly group of dancers on the OBX.
They especially enjoy attending functions of various clubs and have attended
most of the SOS weeks of the past 10 years. Having new steps to learn at
these events is a fun challenge. They love seeing new faces wanting to
learn the dance show up on Monday nights.