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South Carolina State Dance:

North Carolina shag dance club - click to see all cultural symbols
Beach shag dance club in North Carolina photo © Melissa J. Gilpin
on Flickr (used by permission). See All State Cultural Symbols.

Shag

South Carolina designated the shag as the official state dance in 1984. The Shag is a type of swing dance that developed during the 1930's and 40's combining nimble footwork with upbeat rhythm and blues (known as beach music, which is recognized separately as a symbol of South Carolina).

Shagging originated at open-air beach parties on the North and South Carolina coasts (North Carolina also recognized the shag as a state symbol in 2005). South Carolina also adopted an official state folk dance (the square dance).

Source:
The State Dance - The Shag: South Carolina Legislature
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