Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beach Music

My shagging class is full up class-ic up's and down's and Colleen (my saint of a friend who is taking class with me) and I have gotten pretty into the music. We've been to Jillian's for their shag night and it was hilarious and not a bad time. Colleen got a few photos of our "abilities":
Some of the "older" men there who we met early took us under their wings and helped us out. They were SO nice and their wives were happy to give us pointers and help us get used to it!

Clearly I felt a little silly at times but we had good attitudes and kept it light!
This was my favorite shot of the night. Colleen being dipped by our friend Derek after a complicated move called "the pretzel"!!

I'm working on a list of all the fabulous songs that I can figure out and adding a few of my own picks to shag to. We typically dance to serious motown music that doesn't always have lyrics or are still on cassette tapes. Our professor has a few a-track tapes that she carries with her, but none of the machines are able to play them anymore! Some of my favorite songs include:

1. Loverboy by Billy Ocean
This is a song we dance to EVERY class. Colleen and I joke around each class and lip sync the whole thing while partly laughing AND making fun of ourselves, but everyone around us seems to enjoy it! As much as we make fun of this song, it's totally my favorite to dance to while we're in class.

2. This Magic Moment by Ben E. King and the Drifters

We've never danced to this one, but it has the right count and would just be SO CUTE to dance to! Confession: I always think of Andre (the movie about the seal...) whenever I hear this song. I feel SO old, and still so young at the same time!

3. Stand by Me by the Drifters

Classic beach song, you can't go wrong.

4. Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy by the Tams

We got a CD a million years ago from Pier 1 believe it or not, but I still love it. And what a great message for all of us college kids!

5. Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters

If this doesn't say beach music, I don't know what does!!

I'm really enjoying the dancing that we do in class and am excited to hopefully do it soon or over the summer!!



Suze said...

i love love shagging! i'm so glad your learning and liking it so well! I will have to go to Jillians sometime! what days do they do it?!

Kori said...

How fun!!! Loving this post. Have a great day honey!

Did you hear my good news yesterday? Kori xoxo

Elizabeth said...

I want to take shagging classes! You look like you are having a blast! I love all the songs you posted- makes me long for the coast right now!

Preppy 101 said...

I hope you post a video of yourselves!! Y'all look just great shagging!! xoxo