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    JUNE 2018

    President’s Corner

    ShagRagNORTHERN VIRGINIA SHAG CLUB Inside Craig Jennings Wins

    Award .................4 2018 Capital Classic

    Info .....................5 Junior Shaggers ....6 Ziggy ......................7 Shagging Events

    Calendar ............9 Need to Know... 10 Discriminating

    Diners ..............13 Birthdays, etc. ... 14


    Happy Father’s Day ( June 17) to fatherseverywhere. I know I will remember myfather (Glenn William Rigg) who passed away April 15, 1968.

    The Beckley Area Shag Club (BASC) held their 24th Annual Mountain Boogie Walk May 11-12, 2018. Tom and Linda Romero and I represented NVSC at this fun party. Don’t miss BASC’s 17th Annual Runway Boogie to be held August 10-11, 2018. The guest instructors will be Charlie Womble & Jackie McGee. The DJs will be Larry Edwards & Ed Timberlake. This event is always very well attended so get your tickets/hotel reservations soon. Please see the flyer here in the Shag Rag for more information. There are also flyers on the front desk every Wednesday night about this event.

    The first official day of Summer is June 21. Please see the calendar here in the Shag Rag for information about upcoming events scheduled for June and the rest of the year.

    Mark your calendars for the upcoming NVSC Capital Shag Classic to be held July 27-28. Tickets (and rooms) are going fast so get your tickets and reservation(s) in sooner rather than later. The flyer for this event is on the front desk every Wednesday night, on our website ( and here in the Shag Rag. Hope to see you there.

    Richmond Shag Club (RSC) will have their Boogie on the James Party Aug 3-4 at the Four Points by Sheraton, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

    The theme is Black White Masquerade. The guest instructors will be Scott Campbell and Nikki Kontoulas. The DJs will be Ed Timberlake and Gary Harman.

    Please see the flyer here in the Shag Rag and on the front desk on Wednesday nights for more information about this event.

    It is not too early to plan on attending SOS Fall Migration September 14-23 in North Myrtle Beach (NMB), SC. Mark Hendrickson will gladly sell you the SOS cards for $30. If you wait and purchase them down in NMB, they will cost $35. During Fall Migration on Fun Sunday (September 16) there will be live band concerts. On Fun Monday (September 17) on Main Street there will be vendors and a drawing for prizes. First Prize is $7,500, Second Prize is $2,000, Third Prize is $1,000, Fourth Prize is $500, and Fifth Prize is

    $250. The person and club that sells the winning ticket will win $100 each and the person that sells the most tickets will win $100.

    You do not have to be present to win and it only takes one (1) ticket to win. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Caring 4 Kids, which is a local North Myrtle Beach Charity and the SOS Charitable Foundation, Inc.

    Both charities have benefited from the Fun Monday Raffle. You can purchase your winning (hopefully) ticket from any NVSC Board members. If I don’t win anything I sure hope that a fellow NVSCer wins or sells the winning ticket :>)

    celebrate summer!

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    Through the National FastDance Association, our Club activities are licensed by:

    Contact us: General Inquiries: [email protected]

    Membership: [email protected]

    Webmaster: [email protected]

    Hello Shagger: [email protected]

    About Our Organization… Northern Virginia Shag Club (NVSC) was organized to preserve the Carolina Shag dance and its accompanying Beach music. NVSC dances the Carolina Shag every Wednesday night at: Elk’s Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA Come join us — learn the Carolina Shag! Free beginner lessons begin at 7:30 pm. A Buffet dinner is available for purchase. Social dancing is from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Cover charge: Members $9, Guests $10.


    2018 Board Members President Bonnie Arms 703-819-9654 [email protected] Vice President Sherri Wildoner 760-212-0981 [email protected] Secretary Linda Barna 703- 455-1090 [email protected] Treasurer Mark Hendrickson 703-691-3053 [email protected] Director at Large Pamela Alfano 202-414-9312 [email protected] Director at Large John Dent 703-440-0451 [email protected] Director at Large Ken Gibbs 804-539-9332 [email protected] Director at Large Jack Jones 703-801-3555 [email protected] Director at Large Sue Young 703-573-6870 [email protected]

    2018 Committees/Chairs Audit* Fern Seigler Capital Shag Classic Christine Werner [email protected]> Shag-A-Thon* Sherri Wildoner [email protected] Dance* Pamela Alfano [email protected] Facebook Angie Bushey [email protected] Hello Shaggers Kathy Kropat [email protected] Historian Sherri Wildoner [email protected] Membership* Bonnie Arms [email protected] Music* Fran Mong [email protected] Newsletter Editor Adele Robey [email protected] Newsletter Publisher Adele Robey [email protected] Photographer John Romito [email protected] Public Relations* Kathy Kropat [email protected]

    Jeanne Potter [email protected] Sharon Geyer Bill Meyer [email protected]

    Social/Hospitality* Jeanne Potter [email protected] Sunshine Maryann Lesnick [email protected] Webmaster Loren Kropat [email protected]

    *Denotes Standing Committee

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    When and Where to Shag Every Wednesday, 6:30-10:00 pm at the Elks Lodge 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA (on Route 50 near Prosperity Avenue). Cover charge: Non- members $10.00, members $9.00; free lessons at 7:30 pm, no partners needed. Buffet dinner available, 6:45 - 8:00pm, $9.00, or order from the menu. For example, Appetizers (Buffalo Wings, Quesadilla, etc.), Salads (Caesar, Chef), Burgers & Sandwiches (Bacon & Blue, Pulled Pork BBQ).

    Dance Lesson Schedule at the Elks on Wednesdays Beginner Level Shag Steps Intermediate Level Shag Steps June 6 Basic and Female Turn June 6 Hug Pivot and Pivot June 13 Basic and Start June 13 Pivot and Tuck Turn June 20 Basic and Male Turn June 20 Pivot and Belly Roll June 27 Basic, Half Turn, Triple Basic June 27 Sugarfoot with Back Prep and Front


    Beginner lessons are FREE to non-members, but membership is required for the Intermediate class. Membership is $25/year. Lessons begin at 7:30 pm. Social dancing before and after lessons to 10:00 pm. Please remember to ask Red Dot beginner dancers to dance.

    It takes lots of practice to become a better dancer!

    DJ Schedule

    June 6 Craig Jennings

    June 13 Bill Frostick

    June 20 Dennis Gehley

    June 27 Loren Kropat

    Please check the website for updates to the DJ schedule

    See more places to dance with other ACSC Virginia Shag Clubs, listed on page 14.

    June TBD at JW & Friends 6531 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA. 5:00-8:00 pm, no cover charge.

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    Craig was the 2018 recipient of the Richard Nixon award, which was presented by ABSCDJ during DJ Throwdown at Duck’s in early March. In the Spring SOS parade last month, Craig was designated “Parade DJ” and was one of the lead parade units in a golf cart driven by his wife, Heather. Craig’s contributions as a dancer, teacher and coach, competitor, and leader and supporter of numerous shag organizations and events were also recognized in March by his induction into the Virginia Shaggers Hall of Fame.

    No, not that Richard Nixon. Richard StringerNixon, Jr. (aka Richard “Beach Party”Nixon) was a shag DJ who was never elected president of the United States, although he did serve as president of the OD Shag Club. Richard was a popular Ocean Drive DJ and the first DJ inducted into the Beach Music DJ Hall of Fame. He lived in North Myrtle Beach and, according to the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ’s (ABSCDJ), “was tireless in his efforts and service to various charities and organizations in the Carolinas.” DJ Richard Nixon died in 1989.

    In memory of DJ Richard Nixon and in recognition of his shag community service outside the DJ booth, ABSCDJ created an award in 2004 to be presented each year to a DJ or DJs who have “performed outstanding service other than deejay service for any group or entity encompassing the shag dance community or the shag and beach music community at large.” Among the 14 prior recipients of the award are Larry and Cindy Black, Butch Metcalf, Steve Baker and David Sessoms.



    Craig Jennings Wins Richard Nixon Award

    Nixon Award recipient and Parade DJ Craig Jennings and his wife and driver, Heather Jennings, help lead the SOS parade.

    Richard Stringer

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    This year’s theme is “All Shook Up and weare going all out ELVIS. We’ll have VegasStyle Elvis performing on Friday, and on Saturday there will be a Dancing for Dollars Exhibition by the Virginia Junior Shaggers so make sure you bring some extra cash to help support these talented kids.

    Our special guest instructors will be National Junior Shag Champions, Jackson and Lizzie Batten, grand children of Judy Duke. They will be teaching us two shag lessons on Saturday as well as showcasing their dancing skills. You do not want to miss your chance to learn from these two rock stars.

    We’re delighted to announce that we are bringing in two of Carolina’s best DJs, Dana Grub and Hall of Famer, Butch Metcalf. There is no doubt they will have everyone on the dance floor.

    Friday night is a Jailhouse Rock