If you love to dance...                                         we invite you to join FCSC

Welcome to First Coast Shag Club

Singles or couples will fit right in.

We are known as the "friendliest club in the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs."

Free Dance Lessons, no partner needed. Our member instructors offer advanced and basic group instructions in six-week rotations. See the Club Calendar on this site for more details. Our member DJs play beach music for our lessons and dancing.

Where We Dance

First Coast Shag Club members receive weekly e-notes with the latest information. Our Facebook page will have updated information.

Our Shag Fest 2024 "Park & Party" will be June 27 - 29. 

Don't miss out on the fun. Bring your friends.   

Hope to see you all there!

Every Tuesday

8:00pm - 10:00pm

FREE LESSONS start at 7pm

Ortega River Club 

4165 Lakeside Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32210

phone 1-904-755-9158

3rd Sunday

Suspended as of  2/15/24

3:00pm - 5:00pm

FREE LESSONS start at  2pm

American Legion Post 54

626 S. 3rd St.

Fernandina Beach, FL

See details in Club Calendar


Shag Fest 2024

Save the dates

June 27 - 29

FCSC Monthly Party 4th Friday

7:30pm - 11:00pm Dancing

No Dance Lessons

Grill night $5 dance only or

you can grill what you like

$10 dinner dance sides provided


4165 Lakeside Dr

Jacksonville, FL 32210
See the Club Calendar for details.
November and December dances will not be held on the 4th Friday

About Us

First Coast Shag Club is a shag dance organization located in Jacksonville, Florida. We are dedicated to promoting and preserving the heritage of beach music and Carolina Shag dancing; to educating and teaching others the art of shag dancing; to providing our members and guests with dance opportunities; to informing our members of beach music and shag dancing activities.

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There are currently over 155 active members in the First Coast Shag Club. The club membership year is March 1st through February 28th/29th. Renewal dues are $45 if paid by March 15th. New membership and late renewal fee is $50. There are no charter members. FCSC contributes to The American Cancer Society with a benefit each year. For further membership information, please contact the Membership Committee Chairperson or any other club officer.

Why Join?

Members are entitled to attend biannual membership meetings and to receive free or reduced rates for various classes, workshops, and parties. Our Anniversary Party held each February or March is free to members. Throughout the year members may dance in exhibitions and participate with various club activities. Members receive a weekly electronic newsletter.

"Traveling south into the Sunshine State down Interstate 95, you’ll find The First Coast Shag Club situated in one of the oldest coastal towns, Jacksonville, FL. The First Coast Shag Club is fortunate to have several dance locations in their Jacksonville home. You’ll find a variety of dance styles, mostly shag, keeping the beat to the shag/beach music played by the rotating FCSC DJ s. The dance floor won’t be empty all night with The First Coast Shag Club, so be prepared to dance, because you will be asked!"

Click Here for our Membership Application

Club Calendar

  • See First Coast Shag Club’s Facebook page for the most recent events and activities.
  • Dancing Every Tuesday at Ortega River Club, 4165 Lakeside Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32210 Free Lessons 7 to 8 Dancing 8 to 10
  • Monthly Party, 4th Friday of the Month at Ortega River Club No lessons, Dancing 7 to 10:30, Birthday Dance with cake
  • Anniversary Party 2023 -2024 Sunday March 3rd, 2 - 6 pm at Ortega River Club   RSVP by Feb 26  Black & White Theme  2023 FCSC Members Free all others $30

Our Calendar is temporarily down. Please reach out to us if you have a question via contact us below.

Contact Us