NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to shag at the annual Society of Stranders (SOS) Fall Migration event in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Sept. 16 to Sept. 25. Touted as the largest 10-day party on the East Coast, the SOS Fall Migration celebrates South Carolina’s official state dance – The Shag – at the beach town’s famous shag clubs. The annual event marks the final days of summer while celebrating the classic 1950s and 1960s beach music that is deeply rooted in the North Myrtle Beach experience, having originated along its coastal sands when vivacious and fun-seeking teenagers flocked to the coast for “beach dancing.”

“We’re excited to welcome the return of the SOS Fall Migration event to North Myrtle Beach,” said George DuRant, Vice President of Tourism Development at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Shagging is synonymous with the North Myrtle Beach community and we’re proud that decade after decade, the tradition continues with our Society of Stranders club and its regular events. This year’s Migration will not only draw hundreds of attendees to our seaside town dance their days away to beach music, but will also showcase the unique amenities and attractions that make North Myrtle Beach so special.”

SOS-sponsored events will be held at Fat Harold’s, Ducks, Duck’s II, OD Arcade, Pirate’s Cove and clubs at the OD Beach & Golf Resort. “Stranders” are encouraged to make their rounds to all of these local hot spots and the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC) will also be hosting shag events at these venues throughout the 10 days.

The SOS Fall Migration features two block parties – on Sunday, Sept. 11 (1st Avenue, beside OD Arcade), and Monday, Sept. 12 (on Main Street) – that include dancing, music, food, drinks and vendors. Raffles benefitting local charities and causes will be available for participants as well. Neither of these full-day events will have admission fees.  

SOS is dedicated to shag dancing and the lifestyle that accompanies it, whilst allowing for a framework for implementing activities for all “stranders” to enjoy. 

For more information on the SOS Fall Migration, visit the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB’s website


About the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau, an accredited five-star Chamber and qualifier for the 2014 Chamber of the Year, has been serving the local community for the past 13 years. The mission of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is to be recognized as the premier business organization serving the North Myrtle Beach area and its business members by providing quality products, programs, and services while influencing issues that enhance the economic prosperity and the sustainable development of our community. The Chamber recently committed to enhanced regional and national travel industry promotion and advocacy through reorganization of its Convention and Visitors Bureau division. For additional information about the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, visit or

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