North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Roberts Pavilion / Ocean Drive Pavilion
Ocean Drive Pavilion
Erected 2007 by The O.D. Pavilion Social Shag Club. (Marker Number 26-18.)
Location. 33° 49.122′ N, 78° 40.35′ W. Marker is in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Main Street, on the right when traveling north Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Myrtle Beach SC 29582, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sonny’s Pavilion (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Randall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chestnut Consolidated School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Atlantic Beach (approx. 2.8 miles away); George Whitefield (approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx. 5.2 miles away); Washington’s Southern Tour (approx. 6.4 miles away); Boundary House (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Carolina Shag. “The roots of shag can be found in the cross-pollination of black music and club dancers in Myrtle Beach with the natural openness of a fun-loving and carefree group of ’40s white teenagers. The racially myopic mainstream radio stations of the ’40s South did not play black music. The kids had to flock to the beaches to hear it on jukeboxes. Dancing on the beach (sand) helped change this dance as well, where it gets its nickname ‘Beach Dancing’ and/or ‘Beach Music.’ ” (Submitted on January 14, 2008.)
2. Carolina Shag History. “If you are from the South, and you do swing dance, you do the Carolina Shag. It (Submitted on January 14, 2008.)
3. OD Pavilion Social & Shag Club Web Site. Wait a few seconds after you load this page to hear a typical Shag dance song through your computer speakers from the early days of the Shag. (Submitted on January 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
4. Save the Last Dance for Me: A love Story of the Shag. This 2012 book by Phil Sawyer and Tom Poland starts with an in-depth history Shag dancing. “ ‘Instead of jumping up and down, they wanted to move side to side and swing their hips.’ [Myrtle Beach] city fathers sent the police to arrest the hip shakers for indecent exposure. ‘Night after night,’ said Jack Thompson, ‘the popular dancers were dragged off the dance floor by the nape of their neck and seat of their pants and were hauled off to jail.’ Kids worked the crowd with milkshake cups to raise the thirty-five dollar bail money. ‘That became so rampant in 1954 and 1955 and that particular crowd of dancers … finally got fed up. They migrated to Ocean Drive’.” (Submitted on February 16, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,651 times since then and 130 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was the Marker of the Week February 17, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 10, 11. submitted on October 21, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.