Shag champ Garrett Humphries brings the beach to Blue Moon Ballroom


Burnin' up the floor!

Shag champ Garrett Humphries brings the beach to Blue Moon Ballroom

COLUMBIA, SC, April 23, 2018 — National Shag dance champion Garrett Humphries has joined the roster of social dance instructors at Blue Moon Ballroom. Garrett teaches a beginner Shag class on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., followed by an intermediate class at 7:00 p.m., and an advanced Shag class at 8 p.m. The ballroom, located at 554 Meeting Street, West Columbia (just three blocks from the Gervais Street Bridge), has a large dance floor, welcoming ambience, and plenty of onsite free parking.

"Shag can be simple, Shag can be complicated, but it always should be fun," Garrett says.

Last spring, Garrett taught Shag to contestants on the ABC-TV reality show The Bachelorette. In 2005, he won the national Shag dance championship, non-pro division, and was a member of the national Shag dance team in 2001. And he appeared as Cocky, the USC mascot, for three years while completing his degree at the University of South Carolina.

"Not only is Garrett an accomplished dancer—he's also a wonderful teacher," says Blue Moon Ballroom owner Jim Williamson. "He gives you a strong foundation in the basics, and then mixes in the showier moves that people enjoy learning."

The next four-week Shag class cycle begins on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (see for future series). Participants can sign up for four classes for $40 or take single classes for $15 each (go to:
Come on your own or bring a partner.

About Blue Moon Ballroom
Blue Moon Ballroom offers group classes and private lessons at all levels in all the social dances. The ballroom has three different studios to host your event, and holds dance parties featuring Shag and other social dances on the third Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For information, see or call 803-908-3948.

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