Shag dancing began on the beaches of Carolina, where youths came to dance all night long. Moreover, Shag has become its own form of dance and even has a long-standing contest known as the National Shag Dance Competition. Held in Myrtle Beach, this competition sees a lot of talent every year. But the 37th contest holds a special memory in this father-daughter duo’s hearts!

Sam West began dancing at nine and has won plenty of awards. But he credits his most significant achievement to be raising a family who is as passionate about dancing as he is! His wife, son, and daughter are also brilliant shag dancers and his performance with his daughter at the Nationals was so good that they won first place!

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Dancing in the professional division, Sydney Kimble West and her Dad come to the center stage with the audience already knowing how good they are even though they’ve never seen them dance together. Eric Marienthal’s version of “Stand By Me” starts playing, and the pair show off their buttery footwork. Furthermore, you can see their strong bond from all the twists and turns they do. Watch this to see how it turns out.

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