The Junior SOS is back and better than ever! The Junior Shag Association will host its 32nd annual Junior SOS this July in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The competition draws in kids for a week filled with shag dancing competitions, socials and fun. This year’s event will be held July 11-16, 2023 and headquartered at O.D. Beach and Golf Resort. Registration for this year’s event is open. 

Junior Shaggers

Junior SOS is divided into several different age categories including ages 5 and under; ages 6 to 10 and ages 11 and up. The schedule features exciting classes for beginners, exhibits, steps classes, rhythm classes, a scavenger hunt, a glow party and more. Other highlights include a community service project, team competitions and social dancing.

Scholarships are awarded at the end of Junior SOS to the top junior shag dancers of the week. The generous scholarships are provided by The JLee Foundation, The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers, The Twisters Shag Club and The Association of Beach and Shag Club DeeJays.

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Visit North Myrtle Beach, the home of the Shag, for one of their great shag dancing events. Be sure to check out the Shaggers on the Strand travel guide and get started planning your next amazing beach vacation!

Event Summary
Junior SOS
Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd,North Myrtle Beach,SC-29582
Start Date
July 11, 2023
End Date
July 16, 2023
Back for the 32nd year, the Junior SOS annual shagger's event will take place in person on July 11-16, 2023. Read the full event schedule.