Carolina Shag definition

A type of Swing dance style originating performed in the states of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.  Usually the dance is performed to the music of The Embers, The Drifters, the Tarms, and a variety of “Motown” artists.  The dance is similar to West Coast Swing – containing similar coaster steps, shuffles, slot movement… The tempo of the music is slow to medium and is danced by a wide variety of ages.