Shad Alberty Memorial Scholarship Application

Attention high school seniors and college attendees!  Download this application and submit your essay!  2019 topic for essay is    "How the Carolina Shag has Influenced my Life" 1000 words or less. The scholarship will be awarded Mid-Winter Weekend at the Shad Alberty Memorial Jr Contest Saturday, Jan 19. Essays and applications must be received by Jan 16. 

Winter jam 2018

  Winter Jam is a new Shag event especially for juniors.  Don’t miss all the fun.  Jr SOS is one of the biggest and best dance events in the country.  In fact, we believe it is the largest junior dance event in the world.  But once Jr SOS is over no one wants to wait a full year to give the juniors another great time to dance at the beach.  Now Sam and Lisa West are hosting Winter Jam! There will be workshops, lots of opportunities for social dancing, couples competition, exhibitions and more.  

Winter Jam will be held at the OD Resort.  There are great room rates during the winter.  Call the hotel to reserve your room .  843-249-1436

Join us for all the fun! 

Download a registration form and a flyer at the bottom of this page.

Winter Jam 2018 (tentative)


December 7-8, 2018   

Fa La La La Friday 

6:30pm Registration Open                 
7:00pm Early Bird Workshops  

8:00pm   Winter Jam Activities

Ballroom Closes 

Saturday 10:00am 

Registration Opens                                  
10:30am Workshops  

11:15am Workshop  

12:00pm Lunch Break
1:45pm  Ballroom Opens         
2:00pm  Mini Workshop 


2:30pm  Mini Workshop 

3:00pm  Social Dancing, Jack and Jill, Mixers
4:00pm   Pick Your Partner Showcase
5:00pm  Dinner Break
7:00pm   Ballroom Opens
8:00pm Competition Begins         
  Junior I Novice
  Junior II Novice
  Junior I Advanced
  Junior II Advanced


Dance DivisionsDivisions for Competitive Couples

Novice Couples Jr I and II    Free Entry  Never placed 1-3 in Nationals or Grand Nationals Or less than 3 years competitive experience  2:00-3:00 minute dance  Dancers select music  Solo format

Advanced Couples Jr I and II    Free Entry  Have placed 1-3 in Nationals or Grand Nationals
Or 3 or more years competitive experience
            2:00-3:00 minute dance
Dancers select music
Solo format 

Opportunities for Individual Dancers (Those without competitive partners)

Fun Jack and Jill (Mixed Doubles)      Free Entry
Enter as an individual not a couple
All ages and levels eligible to participate    
Pick Your Partner Showcase    Free Entry  All levels  Dancers choose their teacher, friend, or relative to dance with  Heated Format