About Shag Lessons

Gene & Nancy have been involved in shagging for years. Many of our fondest memories are tied to the dance and the friends we have made while competing or dancing at club events. We now want to share the joy we have felt through shagging with others. We are very active in local shag club events. We serve with the Competitive Shaggers Association to help preserve the dance and we try to help young people learn about the shag by working with the Junior Shag Association. We teach shag classes and private lessons at our home.


Please contact us if you are interested in taking shag lessons with us. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 919-682-4266 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our credentials:

  • Professional shag dancers since 1996
  • Members of the Competitive Shaggers Association (CSA)
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the CSA where Gene was President in 1998, 2009, 2010 and 2016
  • Nine time finalists in the National Shag Dance Championships
  • Senior Division Champions, National Shag Dance Chamionships 2006 and 2009, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Inducted into The National Living Legends of Dance, November 2007, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Eight time finalist in the USA Grand National Dance Championship, Atlanta, GA
  • Masters Champions, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 - USA Grand Nationals, Atlanta, GA
  • Gene served on the Board of Directors for The Junior Shag Association since 2008
  • Gene has served as the president of The Junior Shag Association, 2011-2016
  • Gene served as President of The Junior Shag Association in 2011
  • Shag Instructors since 1995, based in Durham, NC
  • Long time members of Eno Beach Shag Club, Durham, NC (Gene is past board member and president)
  • Members of the Kerr Lake Shag Club, Oxford, NC