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“History of Shag and Great Dancing!”

Fat Harold's Beach Club
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Owner description: Dance Club where swing is king.
Reviewed May 10, 2017

You walk into Fat Harolds Beach Club and you step into the history of the shag dance. It is not only a great shag club but a museum in its on right. You can learn how to shag for free or pay for group lessons. Shagging is every night of the week. If you are lucky you will see some great dancers when passing through.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Fat Harold's is the place to go shag dancing in North Myrtle Beach. Live bands, DJ's, shag lessons, and people having fun!

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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I am not a shag dancer. I visited the area with a group of three others for the weekend to listen to Beach Music, watch the dancers, and enjoy the coast line along Myrtle Beach.
On the second night of the kickoff of the SOS tour of Bands and dancers, a Saturday, this club was PACKED!!!! There are two separate dance floors and there were all experience levels of shaggers on the floor! It was hard to maneuver the crowd, but the crowd ranged from laid back to full of energy! There are several bars located within the building and all are around or near the dance floors. For smokers, there is a reserved area outside the back of the bar which is on a side street. The bar has nights which offer dance lessons and there are all areas of expertise for all. There is parking all around and along the streets. There were DJs playing music at night and there had been a band during the day. Lots of interesting people to talk to from all over the Eastern United States. The drinks were mixed well by a friendly and upbeat bartender. The plastic cups were slightly flimsy and a bit small for the price but it wasn't too far out of range from the typical prices. All in a fun place to visit!

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

Every Tuesday at 7, The Ocean Drive Shag Club provides shag lessons for free. We had a great teacher and a lot of fun, whether we really learned to shag or not. The club is friendly and laid back, happy hour is 4-7, drinks are reasonable. It's a Myrtle Beach tradition to shag dance...you have to do this!

1  Thank Virginia B
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Reviewed December 1, 2016

This is a must visit place to learn about an awesome beach dance "The Shag". It must be seen and experienced to appreciate the smooth dancing technique. Fat Harold's is the only place in North Myrtle Beach and maybe anywhere to get the best of it's historical beginnings of the" beach nuts" of yesteryear! Thanks for the memories and Keep On SHAGGIN!!!!!!!

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