March 2009 shag rag by wulinqing

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									                                                     Shag Rag
                                                    March 2009 Vol. XV, No 3
                                   Dedicated to the Preservation of the Carolina Shag and Beach Music




PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Marcia Conway
The Northern Virginia Shag Club had two fun events in February. The first
one was the Super Bowl Party where everyone enjoyed dancing, watching
the game and tasting all the desserts prepared by all the great cooks in the
club.                                                                                   Marcia
The biggest event was the annual Charlie and Jackie workshop and dance on Saturday,
February 14. The dance workshops taught the members many new fun shag steps, style and
techniques. The dance exhibition by Charlie and Jackie was — as always — entertaining and
superb! Great music was provided by the guest DJ, Billy Waldrep. The social committee
under the leadership of Chris Werner, Cris Gaines and Vernon Bruffey deserve special
thanks for organizing the food and decorating the tables. Our thanks go to Tom Brett for
making all the necessary arrangements with Ft. Myer. I would like to thank David and Jerry
Rodgers again for being such wonderful hosts to Charlie and Jackie and for organizing all the
private lessons. Our thanks go to Cathy Metcalf and the dance committee for taking care of
registration at the workshops. Barry Newman was responsible for the publicity of the event.
The 50/50 tickets were sold by the entertaining team of the two Frans. A Big Thanks to all
the NVSC shaggers who brought the delicious goodies, helped put up and take down the
tables and chairs, and for the warm fellowship enjoyed by all.
In March we will have the annual Shag-a-Thon at Springfield Mall on Saturday, March 21 to
raise money for our club charity, Capital Hospice. Please see Jo-Ann Hitzemann and Pamela
Alfonso for your Shag-a-Thon packet. NVSC has raised over $169,000 since the first Shag-a-
Thon and we hope to make total amount $180,000+ this year. More information about this
event is contained in the flyer in this newsletter.
On Wednesday, April 8 we will have the annual Easter Bonnet or Easter Hat contest. Prizes
will be awarded to the most original, the cutest and the funniest looking bonnet or hat. We will
also have the egg dancing contest which everyone enjoys and is so much fun.
Mark your calendar for Spring SOS, April 17-26 at N. Myrtle Beach and for our SOS party
which will be held on Friday, April 24 at Fat Harold’s.

Upcoming Events….
      ♦ NVSC Shags every Wednesday night at Rene’s Supper Club, 3251 Old Lee Highway , Fairfax,
        VA 22030, 703-385-0077, 8:15-11:00; Free shag dance lessons beginning at 7:30.
      ♦ March 21, 2009, Shag-a-Thon at Springfield Mall, to benefit Capital Hospice
      ♦ July 24-26, 14th Annual Capital Shag Classic. Details and Registration Form inside!

       Northern Virginia Shag Club, PO Box 5522, McLean, VA 22103, www.nvshag.org
                          NORTHERN VIRGINIA SHAG CLUB
                                   2009 Board
President                Marcia Conway                    703-361-8158                  nclady11@comcast.net
Vice President           Fran Mong                        703-368-2792                  fmong@abhylaw.com
Secretary                Sandra Traylor                   703-597-9555               sandra.traylor@dcma.mil
Treasurer                John Romito                      703-971-1618               jrdancer0501@yahoo.com
Director-at-large        Pamela Alfano                    703-379-7992               PAlfano@ReedSmith.com
Director-at-large        Mary Burleigh                    703-724-9171             mcburleigh_2000@yahoo.com
Director-at-large        Kathy Miller                     703-683-5990                  Khemp501@aol.com
Director-at-large        Barry Newman                     703-941-0445                  barryn1940@aim.com
Director-at-large        Nancy Roop                       703-753-0141                   nsar33@comcast.net

                                                       NVSC COMMITTEES/CHAIRS
        March Birthdays
                                                              FOR 2009
                                        * Audit                        Dave Bushey
  Jessie March              3/1            Birthday Cakes              Robbie Mann/Donna Romito
  Rick Hendrix              3/3            Capital Shag Classic 09 Donna Romito and Sue Young
  Kathy Carroll             3/9         * Charity Fundraising          Nancy Cox/Kathy Miller
  Irene Johnson            3/10         * Dance                        Joan McKinney, joanmck3@aol.com
  Ron Purvis               3/11            Hello Shaggers              Nancy Roop, nsar33@comcast.net
  Jan Piotrowski           3/13            Historian                   Sandra Traylor
  William Meyer            3/14         * Membership                   Mary Burleigh, mcburleigh_2000@yahoo.com

  Thomas Woll              3/17         * Music                        Fran Mong
  Lynda Dodd               3/18            Newsletter                  Maryann Lesnick, mlesnick@mlesnick.com
                                        * Nominating & Elections (appoint in late September)
  Deborah Bowden           3/23
                                           Photographer                John Romito
  Jamee Sue Plockmeyer 3/25
                                        * Public Relations             Barry Newman, barryn1940@aim.com
  Sheila Woods             3/25
                                           Shag-a-Thon 2009            Jo-Ann Hitzemann/Pamela Alfano
  Rodger Woodson           3/25
                                        * Social/Hospitality           Chris Gaines, Chris Werner, Ruth Rapson,
  Chris Wollenberg         3/26                                        Sandra Traylor, Sam Wray, and Vernon Bruffey
  Charles Interrante       3/27            Sunshine                    Maryann Lesnick, mlesnick@mlesnick.com
  Bernard Herrity          3/27            Web Site                    Marcia Conway
  Torry Lyons              3/27
  Larry Black              3/28         * Denotes Standing Committee

  Linda Beardsley          3/29
                                                         New Members in February
                                            Adele Grombrose, Jamee Sue Plockmeyer, Joann St Peter,
                                                                Daniel Delly

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                                   News and Announcements
   Receiving Hello Shaggers?
   The NVSC sends out a weekly Hello Shaggers email with news
   and information about the Club and Club activities. To receive it,
   send Nancy Roop your email address at: nsar33@comcast.net.

                                                                                                    Nancy
                             Keep Your Membership Information Current
                             If you move, change phone numbers or email address please no-
                             tify Mary Burleigh, our membership chairperson. You can email
                             Mary at mcburleigh_2000@yahoo.com.

            Mary
    Shag Rag
    The Shag Rag is looking for more input from the NVSC membership! All NVSC
    members are encouraged to provide articles and shag stories to the Shag Rag! Our
    readers would love to hear about things such as:
       1.    "My First Time at SOS"
       2.    "What it's like to Compete"
       3.    "Shag Competitions. When and where?"
       4.    Stories about our club, or the club's history
   We welcome stories from the Juniors, too! Your stories encourage others to dance! They
   let folks know how much fun Shag is! Please send your Shag Rag input to Maryann
   Lesnick at mlesnick@mlesnick.com. The deadline is the 25th of every month. The Shag
   Rag website is: nvshag.org/newsletter.htm.

   Lost-and-Found
   Chris Werner has an aqua/black insulated bag that was left at Ft. Myer. You can call Chris
   at 703-278-1073 to retrieve.
   Inclement Weather Policy
   When there is inclement weather please listen to the radio or television for school closings and
   evening cancellations and if Fairfax County has canceled school activities then the NVSC dance
   at Rene's will also be cancelled. If there are questions, call Marcia Conway at 703-361-8159.

"The Internal Revenue Service notified NVSC on         Board meetings are held each month and are open to any and all
April 19, 1999, that we have been accepted as a non-   members who wish to attend. Unless put on the agenda, attendance
profit social club exempted from paying Federal in-    is for observation, not participation. Since board meetings, at this
come taxes. Anyone interested in reviewing NVSC's      time, are at board members’ homes, please alert the secretary, one
application and supporting documents provided to       week in advance, if you are interested in attending in case we need
IRS, the IRS exemption letter, or the club's annual    a larger facility. Copies of Board meeting minutes are available to
Form 990 to the IRS, please contact the club Treas-    members upon request from the secretary and posted on the
urer."                                                 nvshag.org website.
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                     News and Announcements, cont’d
A Big Thank You from the Social Committee!
On behalf of the Social Committee, I would like to thank everyone who was so kind to help
with the set-up for the Jackie and Charlie dance on February 14th. Since this was only the
second event I have attended at Ft. Myer with NVSG, I was concerned with finishing the set-
up before people started to arrive. Sue and Paul Young started working as soon as they
unloaded their car. Ann Thompson and Jean Jennings helped with the table decorations. Ann
didn't even take off her coat! Kathy Miller and Barry Newman helped with some of the
finishing touches.

I would also like to thank the volunteers who worked at the door/welcome desk: Andie and
Jerry Crews, Kathy Miller and Barry Newman, Hilda and Victor Clemann, Jo-Ann Hitzemann
and Mark Hendrickson. Nancy Cox didn't officially volunteer but she kept the food table well-
stocked. Every time I went to check, Nancy had beat me to the task. Tom Brett kept me
informed on the status of the food table as well as the clean-up. Tom also went to the shopette
for missed supplies. And of course, a big thank you to everyone who brought food and to
everyone who was kind enough to set up the tables and chairs after the last workshop and to
take them down after the dance. I changed my shoes and when I looked up, almost all the
tables were down and the chairs stacked. I was amazed at how fast that happened!

                               Thanks again! — Chris Werner

Shag-a-Thon
On March 21, 2009, members of Northern Virginia Shag Club will showcase our dance,
Carolina Shag, at Springfield Mall, Center Court from noon until 4:00 in support of
Capital Hospice. NVSC adopted Hospice of Northern Virginia (now known as “Capital
Hospice”) as its official club charity in 1997. Capital Hospice provides expert care, comfort
and support for individuals and families facing terminal illnesses. It is a charitable
organization, which turns no one away for inability to pay for care. After a couple years of
modest fundraising, NVSC hit upon the idea of holding one major annual fundraiser for
Capital Hospice: the Shag-a-Thon! NVSC is very proud of the fact that we have raised more
than $169,000 to benefit Capital Hospice. So, come on out, join the fun and let’s each do our
part in making this year another banner year for our fundraising! If you would like to raise
funds, please see Pamela Alfano or Jo-Ann Hitzemann for information. If you can’t
participate, please consider a donation to Capital Hospice through one of the dancers, who has
volunteered to raise funds and dance in support of Hospice. Thanks and see you in Center
Court.
                                                                            — Pamela and Jo-Ann

                      Pamela Alfano                 Jo-Ann Hitzemann
                      703-379-7992                  703-803-7060
                      palfano@reedsmith.com         jhitzemann@aol.com
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                                                        NVSC dances the Shag every Wednesday night at

                                                          Rene’s Supper Club, 3251 Old Lee Highway ,
                                                               Fairfax, VA 22030, 703-385-0077

             MARCH LESSONS                              Come learn the Shag! Free lessons begin at 7:30;
                                                               Open dancing from 8:15—11:00
                    Beginner
                      Mar. 4 – Half Turn & Male Turn
                      Mar. 11 – Kick Basic & Side Pass
                      Mar. 18 – Crossover Basic & Triple Basic
                    * Mar. 25 – Basic, Start, and Female Turn

                    Novice
                      Mar. 4 – Behind Sailor Shuffle & Pivot
                      Mar. 11 – Hesitation Basic, Pivot & Hug Pivot
                      Mar. 18 – Tuck from Pivot & Tuck from a Half Turn
                    * Mar. 25 – Double Kick Basic & Applejack

                    Intermediate
                      Mar. 4 – Belly Roll & Pivot into Belly Roll
                      Mar. 11 – Male Half Turn & Boogie Walk
                      Mar. 18 – Joanie & Funky Applejack
                      Mar. 25 – Side-to-Side Basic, Handshake Wrap Pivot

                    Line Dance Lesson
                     Mar. 4 – Andi Crews Line Dance Lesson, beginning at approx 8:45 pm

              * Beginning of new cycle                                           March DJ’s
                                                                         Mar. 4 – Craig Jennings
                                      Other Places to Dance              Mar. 11 – Eddie O’Reilly
Tuesdays – Battlefield Boogie Club, The Loft (above Frederick’s),        Mar. 18 – Dennis Gehley
1005 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA, 540-654-5855.                Mar. 25 – Eddie O’Reilly
Fridays – Tucker’s Restaurant, 9205 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro,
MD. DJ: Tommy D, 6:30 – 10:30.
Saturdays – Rene’s from 6:00 – 8:00; Sponsored by Janis Grimes.
4th Saturdays – Colvin Run Dance Hall, 8:30-1:00 (Swing and Hustle)
Sundays – 94th Aero Squadron, 5240 Point Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD, Lesson 4:00-5:00,
Dancing 5:00 – 9:00.
DC Hand Dance Club – Check the Website: www.dchanddanceclub.com/schedule.htm



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                  NVSC WANTS YOU!!




The Northern Virginia Shag Club has planned lots of FUN EVENTS for the
coming year. Besides our weekly Lessons and Shag Dances at Rene’s, we
    have many activities planned that provide members and guests the
                           opportunity to Shag.
                      2009 NVSC Events At-a-Glance
    Super Bowl Party           Feb 1       Junior SOS               Jul 16-19
    Charlie & Jackie           Feb 14      Capital Shag Classic     Jul 24-26
    Workshop & Dance                       NVSC Picnic              Jun/Aug
    Winter ACSC Workshop       Feb 20-22   Fall Migration (SOS)     Sep 11-20
    Shag-A-Thon                Mar 21      NVSC Party at Fall SOS   Sep 15
    Spring Safari (SOS)        Apr 17-26   Fall Sunday Social       Oct ?
    NVSC Party at Spring SOS   Apr 24      Band/ Dance Party        Nov ?
    Summer ACSC Workshop       Jul 10-12   NVSC Holiday Party       Dec 5

These events are dependent on the SHAG POWER of the club’s members!!

If you would like to get involved, please contact one of the Board Members
            or Committee Chairpersons to offer your support.

       There are lots of opportunities to volunteer, to get involved, ...

                               … AND TO DANCE!!

We need your attendance at Rene’s on Wednesday nights, and your support
       of the facility so they continue to keep the club open to us!
         Please buy your food and beverages to support Rene’s!
           And come out every Wednesday night to DANCE!!


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                  What’s Happening In The Shag/Dance World
√ Mar 5-7, Ducks DJ Throwdown, NMB, SC (www.ducksatoceandrive.com)
√ Mar 5-8, Meet Me at the Beach, Ocean City, MD (www.dchandanceclub.com)
√ Mar 5-8, Mid Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam), Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner
    (atlanticdancejam.com)
√   Mar 12-14, National Shag Finals, Myrtle Beach (www.shagnationals.com)
√   Mar 27-29, Triangle Beach Spring Fling, OD Resort, NMB (www.trianglebeach.com)
√   Apr 9-11, Smoky Mountain Boogie, Pigeon Forge, TN (smokymountainshaggers.com)
√   Apr 17-26, SOS Spring Safari, NMB (www.shagdance.com)
√   May 9, Menokin Music Festival w/ the Embers, Warsaw, VA
    (www.menokinbluegrass.com/
√   May 21-25, Grand Nationals, Atlanta, GA (www.usagrandnationals.com)
√   Jun, Hall of Fame Golf Tournament
√   Jun 3, Shaggin on the Boulevard, Charleston Moose Lodge, Charleston, WV
√   Jun 13, Competitive Shaggers Association (CSA) Competition,
    Richmond, VA (rsccsa.homestead.com)
√   Jul 18-20, Junior SOS, North Myrtle Beach
    (www.juniorshaggers.com)
√   Jul 24-25, Boogie and Bogie, National Golf Club, Southern Pines,
    NC (www.sandhillsshagclub.com)
√   Jul 24-26, NVSC Shag Classic, Dulles Hilton (www.nvshag.org)
√   Jul 31-Aug 1, Swing Fling, Dulles Hilton
√   Aug 21-23, Capital Dancesport Championship, Mark Center Hilton, Alexandria
    (www.capitaldancesport.net)
√   Aug 21-23, Hern’s Hanger Party, Beckley, WV (www.beckleyshagclub.com)
√   Aug, Boogie on the James, Richmond Shag Club, Sheraton, Richmond, VA
√   Aug 22-24, International Lindy Hop Championships, Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington
√   September 11-20, Fall Migration SOS, North Myrtle Beach (www.shagdance.com)
√   Sept 19, CSA Golf Tournament, Calabash, NC
√   Oct, Shaggers Hall of Fame Induction, NMB, SC
√   Nov 6-8, Fall Cyclone, Twisters Shag Club (GoShagging.com)
√   Nov 14, Living Legends, Virginia Beach
√   Dec 5, NVSC Annual Holiday Party, Kingstown Snyder Community Center

                  More Web Sites to Visit for Dance and Beach Music:
    ♦   dcdancenet.com        ♦   GoShagging.com                 ♦   www.shagtour.com
    ♦   www.shagdance.com     ♦   www.competitiveshaggers.org    ♦   www.juniorshaggers.com
    ♦   www.949thesurf.com    ♦   www.beachshag.com              ♦   www.southernsoul.com

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Wednesday night home of the Northern Virginia Shag Club


    Rene’s Supper Club
                                 3251 Old Lee Highway
                                   Fairfax, VA 22030
                                     703-385-0077

              Join us for free Shag Dance lessons,
       followed by open dancing every Wednesday night
                              Cover charge $8.00
                            Happy Hour drinks 6-8pm
                               Lessons at 7:30
                       General Dancing from 8:15 to 11

            Juniors (under 21) Welcome with Adult Supervision

Directions: I-495 Beltway to Route 50 West, towards Fairfax, VA. Go approximately 3 miles
to Fairfax Circle. At the Circle, look for McDonalds. McDonalds is on Old Lee Highway. Take
Old Lee Highway 1/10 of a mile. Rene’s is on the ground floor of an office building on your
LEFT with a lighted blue sign and directly across from Artie’s Restaurant.


          Please do not bring in food or drink!!!
                  This is a supper club!
                Support Rene’s with your
               meal and drink purchases!


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                      11th Annual Northern Virginia Shag Club




                                             All proceeds benefit

                                                Capital Hospice
                                         More than $169,000 raised
                                         in the past eleven years by
                                              NVSC Shaggers

                                           Saturday, March 21, 2009
                                              Noon until 4:00 pm

                                    Springfield Mall
                                                  Center Court
                            (Franconia Road Exit from I-95. Exit is less
                                   than one mile south of I-495)
                                            Springfield, Virginia 22150-1701

 Capital Hospice provides expert care, comfort and support for individuals and families facing terminal
 illnesses. It is a non-profit organization, which turns no one away for inability to pay for care or for lack
 of a caregiver. If you would like to raise funds to help support NVSC’s official charity, contact Jo-Ann
 Hitzemann at 703-803-7060 or jhitzemann@aol.com or Pamela Alfano at 703-379-7992 or
 palfano@reedsmith.com for information. If you can’t participate, please consider a donation to Capital
 Hospice, through one of the dancers, who have volunteered to raise funds and dance in support of
 Hospice.
                                          Prizes
                                 Special Shag Exhibitions
                         Refreshments and Snacks for Participants
                                Great Music by NVSC DJs

        Participants are asked to raise money through flat pledges or per dance pledges.
                           To register and receive a pledge packet, see either
                                Jo-Ann Hitzemann or Pamela Alfano
                              at Rene’s Supper Club, Wednesday nights.


www.capitalhospice.org                                                                      www.nvshag.org

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                    You Won’t Want to Miss
                Spring Safari SOS
   In North Myrtle Beach, April 17-26, 2009
SOS Spring Safari is when Shag dancers from across the nation gather at the
beach in North Myrtle Beach, SC to dance! This yearly event is held at the
majority of local lounges in NMB. Inside, the best shag DJ's from the East
Coast play the hottest new and old beach and shag tunes.

Don’t miss the parade, dance workshops, live entertainment, and the

   NVSC Party at Fat Harold’s back room on Friday, April 24th!
SOS is truly one of the biggest and best adult beach parties you will ever
attend!

Here are some helpful numbers if you are looking for a place to stay. Act
quickly—rooms fill up fast!
                             SOS Accommodations
        OD Resort                    1-800-438-9590
        Summer Sea Inn               1-843-249-4411
        Coastal Condos               1-800-951-4880, 1-843-280-0005
        Elliott Realty               1-800-525-0225
        SC Tourism                   1-800-868-2492
        Tilghmans Ocean Resorts      1-800-334-5016
        Mar Vista Grande             1-800-334-5016
        Avista Resort                1-800-968-8986
Part of the fun of SOS is sharing the ride and rooming with other SOS
attendees. It also helps cut the costs! If you are looking to share a ride or
accommodations, email Nancy Roop (nsar33@comcast.net) and she will post
your request in the weekly Hello Shaggers email!
                  More Info: www.shagdance.com/safari.htm



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      Rene’s Supper Club
              3251 Old Lee Highway
                Fairfax, VA 22030
                  703-385-0077

     Wednesday night home of the
     Northern Virginia Shag Club

          Cover charge $8.00
        Happy Hour drinks 6-8pm
           Lessons at 7:30
   General Dancing from 8:15 to 11

   Juniors (under 21) Welcome with
           Adult Supervision

Directions: I-495 Beltway to Route 50 West,
towards Fairfax, VA. Go approximately 3 miles to
Fairfax Circle. At the Circle, look for McDonalds.
McDonalds is on Old Lee Highway. Take Old Lee
Highway 1/10 of a mile. Rene’s is on the ground
floor of an office building on your LEFT with a
lighted blue sign and directly across from Artie’s
Restaurant.

  Please do not bring in food or drink!!!
          This is a supper club!
   Support Rene’s with your meal and drink
                   purchases!




            NVSC information:
                                                             Janis Grimes
                                                               Carolina Shag
            www.nvshag.org
                                                         Private and Group lessons
                                                          Home—-703-536-7362
        Shag Club Information:                             Work—-202-208-3878
        www.shagdance.com                                   janigrimes@cox.net




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Northern Virginia Shag Club
PO Box 5522, McLean, VA 22103
www.nvshag.org




                                 HELLO SHAGGER EMAILS
                    You can’t get them if we don’t have your correct email.
                 Send email corrections to Nancy Roop at nsar33@comcast.net

  BORROWING SHAG VIDEOS.....                     NVSC LOGO MERCHANDISE…..
 is EASY at NVSC!!!                           Logo Merchandise can be purchased on
                                              Wednesday nights at Rene’s.
 Whether you have taken all of the shag
 classes offered at NVSC or are just            Shirts – Many styles            $18 - $34
 looking for new steps or tips on               CD Cases                        $15
 technique... our club has a constantly         Coffee Mugs                     $5
 growing library of shag instructional          Baseball Caps                   $15
 videos. These videos contain more steps        Shoe Bags                       $20
 and tips than you can shake a stick at and     Golf Towels                     $15
 they're FREE to club members! All you          Twinkling Glasses               $10
 have to do is put down a FULLY                 Cook Books                      $15
 refundable $25 deposit.                        Shagging in the Carolinas Book $20
                                              Many shirts are by special order. If you are
 See Jane James on Wednesday nights to
                                              interested in purchasing any of the above items,
 borrow a video!!!
                                              please contact Kathy Miller or Nancy Cox.
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