You’re about to see a father and daughter duo burn up the dance floor with moves that’ll wow you with indescribable delight.
Since he was in his 20’s, Sam West has been wowing enthusiastic crowds all over the country with his sizzling hot dance moves. His wife Lisa is an equally accomplished dancer. Together, they’ve won a stunning array of trophies and professional accolades of all types.
Sam specializes in the shag, the official state dance of South Carolina. This is a dance he’s been working on perfecting ever since he was nine years old when he would practice the steps with his mother.
The Carolina Jitterbug and the Little Apple dances are where this very energetic art form got its start. But the shag really has its roots in Africa.
The word “shag” didn’t come into use until the 1960s. Shag dancing didn’t become a sport until the 1970s. Shag, a movie from 1989 with Phoebe Cates and Bridget Fonda, was even about the trend.
In this performance, Sam and his daughter Sydney dazzle the crowd and the judges at the National Shag Dance Championships. You can see why they had no trouble winning.