Join CSA

Our events consist of a weekend of divisional competition, food, fun, friendships, workshops, awards and prizes primarily throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. We encourage, promote, and share the love of the Carolina Shag with all age groups.

If you are interested in being a part of our family at a competitive level or you want to come and support your favorite dancers, check our website for schedules and begin to enjoy the dance, the people and the music.

Click on the picture below to see a list of the benefits of membership.  


Annual membership fees are nominal and are listed on the application. Whether you have a desire to compete or just want to support shag dance competition, CSA membership is for you. We usually have as many as 10 competitions a year in various clubs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. We would love for you to join us. 

To join the CSA as a new or renewing member or Friend of CSA click on the image of the application below. You will be taken to another page where you will see 2 options for the membership application. Option 1 is a form you can fill out online, option 2 you can download and fill out at home. After downloading the application form, follow the instructions on the bottom of the form to send it by email or snail mail to Merinda Swaim. If you would like to use PayPal to make your payment you will have to return to this page to access the PayPal button. Select the proper amount from the drop down menu.  If you are not using Paypal you must send a check along with the application.  Please if you are using Paypal for your payment include a note to Merinda letting her know.


Please send in an application whenever you sign up as a new or renewing member of CSA. We need that info to update our records.

Now you can pay for your membership through Paypal. Whether you email or snail mail your application to CSA you can use this Paypal option to pay. This is NOT required, just available if you use technology like this regularly. Select your membership type below and click on the Buy Now button. For member and renewing members choose “Member Fee”. If you join before March 1 of the current year choose the Early Bird option and save $5. The button will take you to Paypal. Just follow the instructions from there!

Annual Member Dues