THE STATE DANCE

The Shag

The State Dance


The General Assembly by Act No. 329, 1984, designated the Shag as the official dance of the State. The Shag, one of the great developments of terpsichorean culture and native to this State, is performed to music known as rhythm and blues. Both the music and dance are structured on time signature and can be performed to almost any tempo, as long as the basic step is maintained and kept in time to the music.