If you love to dance...                                         we invite you to join FCSC

Welcome to First Coast Shag Club

Singles or couples will fit right in.

We are known as the "friendliest club in the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs."

Free Dance Lessons, no partner needed. Our member instructors offer advanced and basic group instructions in six-week rotations. See the Club Calendar on this site for more details.  Our member DJs play beach music for our lessons and dancing..

Where We Dance

We are resuming weekly dancing for those who are comfortable venturing out to dance. Ortega River Club has agreed for us to use their facility on Tuesday evenings, starting October 13th.  Non-ORC members will be charged a $5 entry fee.  First Coast Shag club DJs will be playing music and the bar will be available for drink purchases.  First Coast Shag dance instructors Linda and John LiBrandi will start a basic class at 7 pm followed by an advanced class at 7:30 pm.

This 6-week session will take us through November 17th.

We will continue to dance every Tuesday evening.

No classes in December, we will resume classes in January.

Our Shag Fest 2021 "Park & Party"  will be June 17 - 19. 

Hope to see you all here!!

Every Tuesday

8:00pm - 10:00pm
FREE LESSONS start at 7:00pm.

Ortega River Club   

4165 Lakeside Dr

Jacksonville, FL 32210

phone 1-904-389-2284


Every Sunday

New time and location to be announced.

Shag Fest 2021

Click for event flyer with details

June 17-19

FCSC Monthly Party 4th Friday

7:30pm - 11:00pm

See the Club Calendar for details.

November and December dances will not be held on the 4th Friday

About Us

First Coast Shag Club is a shag dance organization located in Jacksonville, Florida. We are dedicated to promoting and preserving the heritage of beach music and shag dancing; to educating and teaching others the art of shag dancing; to providing our members and guests with dance opportunities; to informing our members of beach music and shag dancing activities.

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There are currently over 200 active members in the First Coast Shag Club. The club membership year is March 1st through February 28th/29th. Renewal dues are $40 if paid by March 15th. New membership and late renewal fee is $45. There are no charter members. FCSC contributes to The American Cancer Society with a benefit each year. For further membership information, please contact the Membership Committee Chairperson or any other club officer.

Why Join?

Members are entitled to attend biannual membership meetings and to receive free or reduced rates for various classes, workshops, and parties. Our Anniversary Party held each February or March is free to members for dinner and dance. Throughout the year members may dance in exhibitions and participate with various club activities. Members receive a weekly electronic newsletter.

"Traveling south into the Sunshine State down Interstate 95, you’ll find The First Coast Shag Club situated in one of the oldest coastal towns, Jacksonville, FL. The First Coast Shag Club is fortunate to have several dance locations in their Jacksonville home. You’ll find a variety of dance styles, mostly shag, keeping the beat to the shag/beach music played by the rotating FCSC DJ s. The dance floor won’t be empty all night with The First Coast Shag Club, so be prepared to dance, because you will be asked!"

Click Here for our Membership Application

Club Calendar

  • See First Coast Shag Club’s Facebook page for the most recent events and activities.

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