Most teens like to keep up with the latest trends – whether it’s in fashion, music, or technology. However, there are some youngsters that enjoy keeping it a little more old-school.
While the popularity of dance styles may change over the years, there are some classics that are too good to disappear. One of those dances is the Shag.
Sure, you might not see the majority of young adults dancing the shag in their basements, but there are some couples out there that can really rock it. Get ready to be amazed by one of them.
Shag is a fast-paced jazzy style of swing dancing that gets dancers moving as if they’re dancing on butter. It is thought to originate in the 1940’s in South Carolina, and its popularity has only been growing over the past eighty or so years, and is often practiced in swing dance clubs and dance competitions all over the United States.
The Grand Nationals Pro Am Division is one of those competitions.
Myers Varn Floyd and Caleb Brown bring the heat with their amazing shag routine set to a rock n’ roll tune. They’re an incredible duo, and together they bring down the house.
In addition to shag dancing, Myers Varn Floyd is a talented cheerleader as well.
When she’s not strutting her stuff with Caleb Brown, you may just see her at a Carolina Panther’s game. But not in the bleachers…Myers can be seen on the field, cheering the Panthers on.
Just as athletes benefit from cross-training, using different sports to increase their skill in their chosen sport, the same principle exists for dancing. Don’t believe me? You will when you see her dance!
The couple’s chemistry is off the charts. Not to mention, it’s quite amazing how fast they can move their feet.
And it’s not possible to deny that the shag style itself is just so cool, and just makes you want to get up and join them… If that wouldn’t be a really strange thing to do…
We’ve seen that Myers has some versatile talents, but what about Caleb?
Well, you just have to watch their dance routine to see that he has talent overflowing from his proverbial bucket.
One of the coolest things about the shag style of dancing is how versatile it is, with slides, swings, twirls and some fancy footwork that would make Happy Feet jealous. And for it to truly be spectacular, you need a spectacular dancer to nail them.
One impressive shag move in the performance involves a low-down twirl.
It seems almost like a move you’d only attempt after a few too many daiquiris at your aunty’s wedding, but somehow when Caleb does it, it’s nothing but cool!
And it’s not just Caleb who gets to twirl.
Gone are the days of one partner twirling the other. We’re in the twenty-first century now, and in the age of equality, it’s possible for a couple to twirl each other. The pair attempt this amazing double-twirl, wherein they both spin in opposite directions at the same time…while holding hands… now that’s a competition-grade move.
Once you watch this dance performance, you likely won’t be surprised that it’s racked up over 2.2 million views. It’s just that good!
Press play below to see how incredible of shag dancers these two are. Don’t you just love the classics?
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