Myrtle Beach has been famous for dancing since kids from the Southeast used to road trip to the Grand Strand in the 1950s and '60s to shag the night away on the beach at the old Pavilion and clubs of North Myrtle Beach. The live music of big bands and the juke boxes of beach music played on many moonlit nights amid the sounds of crashing waves and whispered sweet nothings while couples dipped and twirled on the sawdust-strewn dance floors. Decades later, visitors still flock to the Carolina coast to shake what their mommas gave them. The music may have changed over the years and the dancing is definitely different, but there's something about the swaying waves and sweet music that make people want to dance in Myrtle Beach. There's something for all ages and tempos on the Grand Strand. The older crowd still migrates to the Ocean Drive shag dives like Fat Harold's to keep the official state dance of South Carolina alive and to take a musical stroll down memory lane, while the younger set trend to the hipper hot spots like Club Boca. For those who prefer a country beat, be sure to check out The Bowery, where country super-group Alabama got its start as the house band back in the 1970s and '80s and live music still plays six nights a week while crowds boot-scoot across the dance floor. However you get your groove on, Myrtle Beach has you covered.
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