April 12 – 21, 2013
Spring is here which means only one thing in North Myrtle Beach, SC: The SOS Spring Safari!
Every year, shaggers flock to North Myrtle Beach, SC for a ten day festival revolving around good people and good dancing. A large array of events and activities are planned for the area revolving around the shag. In case you weren’t already familiar, the shag is a dance style most commonly compared to swing dancing. Originating in the early 1930’s, the term “shagger” has been used since the vaudeville performing days.
Many popular bands will be in and around Main Street as well as shag dance instructors for anyone wanting to learn this timeless dance. Club members of the ACSC will also have scheduled ‘tea parties’ inside local lounges. During the SOS Safari, many of these lounges have dedicated special parties which are really neat to check out if you have never seen one before.
While these daytime attractions keep everyone moving, the part that everyone wants to keep grooving, is to the music itself. When the sun goes down, that is when you will find the real reason why people come out for SOS Safari. Main street is the place to be this week for all the shag dancing your body can handle. From Harold’s on the Ocean to the OD Arcade, take a minute to stop in a see for yourself why this has become such an admired festival.
The final Saturday culminates in a Main Street parade. Members from the ACSC plan, design and build all the floats and awards are given out at the end. This parade always draws a nice crowd and is filled with fun and good local music.
So make yourself seen for this years annual SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Who knows, you might just find your new annual event to look forward to!