About CSA

Our clubs and dancers provide a schedule of competitive Shag Dance contests throughout each year at various venues. Our events consist of a weekend of divisional competition, food, fun, friendships, workshops, awards and prizes primarily throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. We encourage, promote, and share the love of the Carolina Shag with all age groups. Our current schedule and member clubs are available on this website.

Our contests promote the Shag Dance we all love and are appreciated by all attending. Spectators are given floor time to dance before and after the divisional competitions. Competitors are allowed to showcase their skills for the judges and the audience.

The Competitive Shaggers Association (CSA) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1992 by the competitive dancers. Over time we have established necessary rules and regulations that determine Shag Contest sanctioning guidelines.

These guidelines are used to help ensure well managed contests that maintain divisional integrity and utilize the fairest and most accurate scoring system available. Judges are required to be knowledgeable in the dance at a level commensurate with the division being judged.

Our membership is made up of dancers from all walks of life and levels of expertise including Amateur, Novice, and Pro competitors. In addition, we include a friend of CSA membership classification for those folks that wish to support the competitive dancers and the dance.

Many of our members are instructors. Our members participate in various Shag events throughout each year. We support and promote the dance in many ways.

Our Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and membership applications are available on this website.

Welcome to the Competitive Shaggers Association. Join us by attending contests, becoming a member, dancing, or sponsoring.

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!