Weekly Webisode Docu-Series
Weekly Webisode Docu-Series
The kids from North Myrtle Beach share their goals for passing on the dance, continuing the traditions, and having families that shag one day. The kids want shag kids of their own one day.
The shag kids from North Myrtle Beach dance in Disneyworld! Follow their adventures in the Magic Kingdom and learn about Sam and Lisa West with Shag Time 2 dance team
The shag kids from North Myrtle Beach head to Atlanta, Ga for USA Grand Nationals competition, held every Memorial day weekend in Atlanta, Ga. Watch behind the scenes action and see the kids out on the floor!
The North Myrtle Beach Kids find ways to spread the dance by teaching friends. Helping friends and other young dancers follows the lead of the "Keepers" of the dance that help preserve the traditions.
Beach music brings generations together and new dancers find their way to the floor. The community welcomes new people and teaches values to all that hang out on the dance floor.
The Kids gather at the beach one week out of the summer to attend workshops, competitions, and to have fun social dancing. They experience friendship and fellowship with the shag dance community.
The kids describe what the dance means to them, how the community impacts their life., and have a couple of jam sessions to show off their moves
The kids of North Myrtle Beach tear up the dance floor with Carolina Shag dancing at clubs and music from another generation.
Shagkids is a nonprofit/educational documentary following the Carolina Shag Dance Kids of North Myrtle Beach. This docu-series will allow the kids to tell their stories about the dance, legacy, and future of Carolina Shag.
Each Friday beginning on July 24, 2020, a new Webisode will be available on the website, Facebook, and Instagram for 8 weekly webisodes total. As new webisodes are released, they will be available in order on the website and social media.
This documentary was produced and privately funded by TJ and Wendy Zito with WJTZ Media of Birmingham, Al. TJ and Wendy are PHD Communications students at Liberty University and have been involved in the couples dance scene together for 20 years in swing, ballroom, and hustle. WJTZ Media produces unique video projects for education, charity, and other business purposes. They have attended Jr SOS for the past 9 years with their son, Jay, and have enjoyed all the positives that Carolina Shag brings to a family. TJ and Wendy have been married since 2004 and are regulars on and off the floor at USA Grand Nationals in Atlanta, Ga every Memorial Day weekend.
Special thanks to the friends and families of the Carolina Shag Dance Community, JSA Junior Shag, USA Grand Nationals, Cat5 Band, The Imitations, Ken Knox with Chairmen of the Board, The Fantastic Shakers, and Artlist.Io
Any and all footage , partial or fully, cannot be used without permission, replicated, or monetized in any way.
Producers TJ and Wendy Zito are both PHD Communications Students at Liberty University, curent college Communications professors, and traveled nationally together for dance in swing, ballroom, and hustle for twenty years.
They are the former owners of Rhythm N Motion Dance Studio, produced over 25 live entertainment events including national competitions such as Anti Valentines Swing and Shag, and made national television appearances including Food Network.
They have produced video Docu-series, social media productions, sports videos, and other media based projects
Read more about them www.WJTZMedia.com
“Cat5 Band” A group of professional musicians that have come together with a common purpose to provide the best music possible to audiences all over the world. Cat5 also specializes in Carolina Beach Music. Thank you for the music contributions to #ShagKids
Thank You very much to the JSA Board and Members for allowing us to film, visit, and social dance with all the great Carolina Shag families. Although we have only filmed for the past two years, we would not have been able to work with the kids without the 9 years of relationships visiting Jr SOS with our son every summer.
USA Grand Nationals is the premier shag and swing competition held every Memorial Day in Atlanta, Georgia. Thank you for allowing us to film and for over 20 plus years of dance memories. Anyone wishing to see these kids in action for competitions, should make sure to visit in 2021 Grand Nationals Dance Championships, GNDC
Thank you to Ken Knox and his commitment to beach music with Chairmen of the Board. Just as the dance is important, no steps could feel the rhythm without beach music.
Thank you for the tunes that keep us shaggin'! The Imitations have been partying with the Carolinas for nearly 25 years. Singing and Dancing the best in BEACH, SOUL and ROCK & ROLL, The Imitations are synonomous with good times. and great music!
Thank you Freddy Tripp and the Shakers for all of the years playing awesome beach music for everyone to dance! We appreciate your songs and permissions for this project.