XXIV ANNUAL WINTER CLASSIC (Shag Dancing & Beach Music)

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Location:  Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island 130 Shipyard Dr (Shipyard Plantation), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Maps & Directions

Contact organizers for additional details about event times.

The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club hosts its XXIV ANNUAL WINTER CLASSIC. This four-day fun event draws Shag dancers from throughout the Southeast United States. 

The event is open to the public AND you do not need to know how to "shag."  All dancers (Swing, Ballroom, Lindy, Country, Line) and anyone who enjoys "beach music" is encouraged to attend.


  • January 10-13, 2019
  • At the fabulous Sonesta Resort, Shipyard Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC  29928
  • Registration:  $90.00 per person (includes associate membership)

Special Room Rate of $118 if booked before December 30, 2018.  Call 1-800-SONESTA and use Special Code – 0110WINTER.

Registration must be accompanied by payment in full, names of all attendees, and their contact information.  Pay with check or register online at www.HiltonHeadShagClub.comIf you wish to sit with specific people you must send in all registrations in the same envelope or indicate names in your online registration.  Tickets are transferrable.  No refunds.  For additional information, contact Kate Sawyer at 912/414-4383, or [email protected]Make checks payable to HHICSC and mail to: B. Zimmerman, HHICSC Winter Classic, 53 Hickory Forest Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29926.


  • Thursday
    • Welcome Party with Hilton Head Island's own beach band “The Headliners”
  • Friday
    • Spotlight dance with Charlie Womble and Jackie McGee
    • Music by Hall of Fame DJ’s John Smith  and Billy Waldrep
    • Charity Auction
    • Hospitality pours and munchies
    • Nacho bar
    • River Waltz couples line dance lesson with Leigh Lawrence, Certified Line Dance Instructor
  • Saturday
    • Workshop with Charlie and Jackie
    • Full plated dinner
    • Music by Hall of Fame DJ’s John Smith  and Billy Waldrep
    • Junior Shaggers demonstration with Sam and Lisa West
  • Sunday
    • Full breakfast buffet with John Smith’s Gospel Hour music


Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club  “We know how to party!”

Admission Details

$90.00 per person


The Sonesta Resort is located within Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island. Tell the Security gate that you are attending the XXIV Winter Classic Shag event.