C.L.A.S.S. History

       In the beginning, Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society (C.L.A.S.S.) was a culmination of efforts by shagging enthusiasts Sammy Fowler and Patty Cooper.  Sammy had the Holiday Inn at the time. According to Hubert Williams, they would have roast beef carvings and hors d’oeurves on Tuesday nights at Plums with music provided by the Woody Shag Show. As a result of their hard work and by popular demand, C.L.A.S.S was born on August 31, 1987.

The Club was formed for the advancement and preservation of the South Carolina State Dance, “The Shag.”  C.L.A.S.S. had a membership of 187 members the first year.

CLASS Purpose:

  • To promote and preserve the heritage of beach music and shag dancing.
  • To educate and teach others the art and history of shag dancing.
  • To provide members and guests with dance opportunities.
  • To inform members of beach music and shag dance activities.
  • To actively participate with the Association of Shag Clubs (ACSC).


Why not join C.L.A.S.S. today???????? 

Click here for the  2019 Membership Form to print a copy of the Renewal/Application form.  A new form must be completed, signed and on file annually for each C.L.A.S.S. member.  (It’s some kind of rule)  Blank forms are generally available on Thursday nights at The Venue on Broad.  Once completed and signed the forms can be passed on to a board member.