Square Dancing couples in black and white photograph.

Square dancing couples in 1937. Image courtesy of Library of Congress.

From The Big Apple to the Carolina Shag and the Charleston, South Carolina has been influential in lots of dance styles.

The Carolina Shag

The Carolina Shag is a form of swing dancing that became popular in the 1940s on the North and South Carolina coast. The shag continues to be popular and is usually danced to rhythm and blues music known as "beach music."

Square Dancing

Square Dancing became the official State Folk Dance in 1994. In square dancing, the instructions are called out to the dancers during the dance.

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