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.
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!
8:00pm - 10:00pm
FREE LESSONS start at 7pm
Ortega River Club
4165 Lakeside Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32210
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
Save the dates
June 27 - 29
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
ORTEGA RIVER CLUB
4165 Lakeside Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32210
See the Club Calendar for details.
November and December dances will not be held on the 4th Friday
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.
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.
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!"
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