It was a beach dance created in the ’40’s along this beach.
The first I believe was in Cherry Grove – but that club was wiped out
by a hurricane in the ’50’s!
Other clubs had formed over the years and along main street
in North Myrtle Beach was the hot spot for SHAGGING!
Clubs were formed and it went worldwide.
Competitions were held and champions crowned!
where you have contact almost 100 % of the time with your dance partner!
And – from what I could see – the age group was 40 to 80 years plus old!
CUTTING THE RUG!
Wondering what it was and if it was empty?
Then – listening to the radio station – 94.9 THE SURF – we found out!
On TV we found out!
FAT HAROLDS was reopening after being closed of over a year –
because of Covid19 and the Pandemic.
Which I found out hit this establishment really hard.
And – I could see why as it was the older generations who were dancing.
It caught them by surprise and they -the owners – shut it down.
This is the third location – and has been here for twenty plus years – since the ’40’s!
World competitions – nationwide competitions – local – all held here or across main street
on the beach in a big stage and dance floor.
Pictures – a Hollywood walk of fame throughout the sidewalks of main street honoring dancers from the past 60 years! With there names and year of dancing!
Fat Harold – known to the music world – and now the tradition continues with the reopening!
OF FAT HAROLDS on Main Street – North Myrtle beach!
Yes – we walked by this place of business dozens of times – just wondering what it was –
and found out it was a historical club – for a historical dance some 80 plus years old!
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THE SHAG FAT HAROLDS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY once again – North Myrtle Beach , S.C.