When it comes to competitive dancing, we are more familiar with dances such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Samba, and Quickstep. Shag dancing, on the other hand, is a style that will mostly remind anyone of the beautiful beaches of North and South Carolina, but believe it or not, this dance is also part of the styles dancers can compete into.
Here are a pair of talented budding Shag dancers.
In fact, even budding dancers perform to this style! One pair of young dancers have actually shown the beauty of Shag dancing as they competed in the USA Grand National Dance Championship back in 2012. They are Ethan Alban and Karsyn Folds, and they are absolutely talented Shag dancers!
Ethan was 11 years old while Karsyn was 10 years of age when they joined in the competition. The host of the event announced them as the first pair to dance for their category and after hearing their names being called, the pair glided in with their arms linked.
They were also wearing matching outfits in orange color. They were adorable and people are excited to find out what these charming pre-teens have in store for them.
And then, the music began…
As the Studio All-Stars’ “Mercy – (Tribute to Duffy)” started to play in the air, the duo also began their dance routine. The youngsters swiftly flew into action and began their number with energetic moves and incredible footwork. They were definitely the pair to beat!
Young as they may seem, these pre-teens are not going to let their audience feel bored with their performance. They have lots of moves up their sleeves that were meant to wow the crowd. Watching them dance it all out is undeniably a sight that the lucky crowd will not soon forget.
Ethan is from South Carolina while Karsyn lives in Atlanta, Georgia. These two may belong to different states, but their chemistry is just so obvious.
Their fancy steps and fun twists to their own version of Shag dancing tremendously entertained their audience who could not stop cheering the duo on.
The video was uploaded on YouTube where people online who watched the amazing performance could not help but to send their positive comments for the incredible routine these two young dancers pulled off brilliantly. They lit up the stage with their palpable presence and sick moves on the dance floor. Wow!
One comment went:
“They are amazing! These two kids put on the moves and I absolutely loved it! I’m just now learning or trying to learn the Shag and I don’t think I could ever get this good LOL”
Another person commented and wrote:
“Can you believe this little young couple? Wow amazing. Can’t you just see them when they are 88 and still the best Shaggers ever.”
This pair of budding dancers did not let the audience down.
Just like any other dance and according to NCPedia, Shag dancing can also be filled with personal touches and improvisations from the dancers to make the performance even more enticing and beautiful. These budding talents seem to be aware of this and definitely went and placed their own flavor to the style.
The pair gained a lot of cheers when Karsyn did a split as Ethan assisted her by guiding her arms. Of course, the young man also did his own version of dipping which led the crowd to go even wilder!
When their routine ended, loud cheers were heard across the ballroom and all the host could say was “Wow!”
This pair’s incredible performance won 4th place that night. Congratulations!
Ready for a fantastic performance? Click on the video below to witness these youngsters as they light up the dance floor with their unbelievable moves.
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