Dance
Junior Shag Team steals show planting 28 hot-stepping feet on dance floor
They didn't miss a beat from start to finish. Try not to blink for this one. 💃🤩
Caryl Jane Espiritu
01.13.22

Who loves dancing? I do! But loving how to dance does not necessarily equate to knowing how to dance.

Some people are not so good at it, but some people are naturally talented when it comes to dancing.

The Junior Shag Dance Team

Posted by The Junior Shag Dance Team onSunday, April 21, 2019

And some of the most promising dancers these days are the boys and girls of The Junior Shag Dance team.

They’re a group founded back in 2008 by Brennar Goree consisting of talented young individuals.

These youngsters are focused on winning.

In fact, they have are 7-time USA Grand National Team Champions, 5-time US Open Formation Team Champions, and have also won the Australian Open Formation Team Championship.

Wow! These teens are a force to reckon with on the dance floor.

Posted by The Junior Shag Dance Team onWednesday, January 8, 2020

In the Open Swing Dance Championships, the JSDT stunned the crowd again with their fantastic performance.

This time they danced to Rick Lee Jones’ “Danny’s All-Star Joint”, James Cotton’s “How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong”, and Aretha Franklin’s “Think”.

The dance routine clearly captured their tremendous talent and the audience just can’t get enough of their smooth and graceful moves.

A winning dance number

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

The JDST is composed of 14 dancers.

That’s 7 pairs of boys and girls.

Each pair walks out of the backstage one by one. The gals are wearing their lovely pink jumpsuits, while the young men are dashing in their black outfits.

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

The youngsters line up and as the music started to play, the dancers also began their mesmerizing routine with huge smiles on their faces.

Their stage presence is palpable and everyone in the room is just anticipating their every move.

And they brought the moves.

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

Shag dancing has never looked so good.

The teens obviously know how to dance the Carolina shag, and they made it even more amazing with their subtle synchronization.

It’s clear that they all worked hard to achieve this level of harmony.

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

28 pairs of feet graced the dance floor that day and they were undoubtedly talented young dancers.

Their stylish outfits, matched with their incredible talent and massive personalities made their performance a winning number.

It’s no surprise they won.

On top of all that, it is also quite obvious that these young performers are having such a great time.

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

The way the audience gasp and cheer at their surprising stunts and smooth turns make the dancers smile even bigger.

It’s such a refreshing number and they were crushing the routine from the moment they started down to the last step.

They make it look easy, but the concentration and energy that it needs to pull off this kind of performance is no mean feat.

They may be young, but they truly show how it is to be dedicated to your craft. Watching how these youngsters give their all on that ballroom is simply inspiring.

A strong team

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

Since 2008, the JDST has always been intent on giving young dancers a chance to share their talent and win competitions all around the country, and even overseas.

The opportunity given to kids to do what they love is already a huge achievement and we love how JDST makes it possible for these aspiring dancers to achieve their dreams.

And achieve their dreams they do.

YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships
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YouTube - The OPEN Swing Dance Championships

See their highly synchronized and upbeat performance video below!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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