Shag Dancing Thursday, February 14 at American Legion, 7:00-9:00 PM

Happy Valentine’s Day!  You can head to the  American Legion Post 15 on Garfield Avenue (Traffic Circle) from 7:00-9:00 PM and dance at their Thursday Night Dances! We invite you to come early and eat with us.  The Legion has good food and weekly specials at very reasonable prices.
Join us for socializing and dancing to “Beach” music.  Our fabulous DJs will spin our favorite tunes and take requests for yours too.
Come dance with us every Thursday!
~~ The public is welcome ~~
Susan Shawver
Mid Ohio Valley Shaggers
Here are some future events from other clubs that you might want to attend:
Winter Beach Blast, February 23, 2019 – Rock Hill, SC – Debbie Brown at 803-242-6104 or
15th Annual Dancin’ on the High Seas Cruise, February 23-March 1, 2019 – contact Maureen & Bob at 800-727-9577 or

Shamrock Shag Dance, March 14, Charleston Moose Lodge – contact Bruce Meeker 304-964-7222
2019 ACSC Summer Workshop, July 12-14, 2019 – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, Charlotte, NC – contact
2019 Mid Ohio Valley Shag Club Riverside Party, July 27 – Belpre Shrine Club, Belpre, OH
Columbia Shag Club’s 38th Annual Invitational, August 17 – American Legion Post 7, Lexington, SC – contact Donna Nash at 803-608-4044 or
Shag-A-Rama, October 1-6 – Panama City Beach, FL – Robin Haynes, 256-694-6043

Valentine Dance – February 14, 2019

Ballroom Dance hosted by Dick Newman

February 14, 2019
7-10 pm

Barboursville Community Center (next to the Senior Center) 721 Central Ave. Barboursville, WV

Will be playing your favorites and a lot of the great love songs.
Comfortable dress and we will have light hors d’oeuvres.
Lighted parking and an entrance in the rear of the building.

Dick Newman Music Host

$15 per person

Valentine Dance Party – Feb 15th

Feb 15, 2019
CW Senior Center 22 S Trine St. Canal Winchester, Ohio

Dancing – Photo Booth – Light Refreshments – Door Prizes – Dress Casual Attire

Professional DJ Services Provided by Councilman Mike Walker, DJ, Owner of Mastermix DJ

Free. RSVP by Feb 8. Sign up at the center, on Facebook or Call 614-837-8276

Click on the link to download the flyer


Ballroom Dances at the O’Neil Center in Marietta!

Four dances are scheduled at the O’Neil Center located at 333 4th Street in Marietta, Ohio.  Dates and times are listed below:
FRIDAY 29 March 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
FRIDAY 28 June 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
FRIDAY 27 September from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
SATURDAY 28 December 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Dance is hosted by John Polasko and the tickets are $5.00 per person.
Dance songs will be in this order:
Cha Cha
Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages – Casual attire – Floor is very good for dancing.
15-20 minute dance lesson will start at approximately 8:15 pm
For questions, email John at

Dick Newman Dance Party

I just found out about another Dance Club in Barboursville, WV – about 1 1/2 hours from MOV.

They have a Facebook Page that you can find under Ballroom Dancing Huntington, WV. 

Here is the letter I received:

Dear Member and Prospective Member,

Often I have questions about our Dance Club.

We are really unique in that we have no initiation fee or dues. To be a member all you need to do is come to our dances. We have members who have been coming for 25 years. Granted we are all getting older, but we are blessed that we are still carrying on.

We have monthly dances, light hors d’oeuvres, coffee and soft drinks . This is an excellent time for a date night.

Feel free to call on me for any dance or music question you may have.

We can also schedule you for free practice time.

Hope to see you on the dance floor this year.

Just a word to our Shag and Bossa Nova friends: we have a great tune selection just waiting for your steps. We have also added some red hot Boogie movers.

Our first dance for the new year will be January 18th and the next will be our Valentine dance on February 14th.

Our dances are held at the Barboursville WV Community Center.

I’ll be providing E-mail and Facebook notices about our dances.




Our dances are in Barboursville, WV at 7 p.m. once each month. Please contact me for the next dance. Please come and enjoy your dancing. Dick Newman is the Music Host with continuous dance recordings.

Ballroom Dance Weekend at Stonewall Resort Jan 18-20, 2019

To book, click here:

Perfect for beginners, experienced dancers and everyone in between, this package is a great way to shake off the winter blues! Our workshop will include a day full of sessions with expert instruction focusing on Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango. You’ll have a choice of beginner or intermediate skill level sessions during the event to ensure a fun-filled experience. The event will culminate with a fantastic Ballroom Dance on Saturday evening! The full weekend agenda is available below.

This delightful 2-night package starts at just $299/couple and includes:

  • Overnight Lodge Accommodations for Friday and Saturday Night
  • Multiple Beginner and Intermediate Dance Lessons on Saturday
  • A Ballroom Dance with DJ on Saturday Night

Full Agenda:


  • Arrive at the resort. Check in starts at 4pm.
  • Tour the grounds, enjoy dinner in Stillwaters or TJ Muskies (not included in package price), enjoy the heated pool and hot tubs or schedule a spa service (advance reservations recommended).


  • Breakfast on your own (not included in package)
  • 8:15a – 9:00a – Full Group Welcome & Basic Partnering
  • 9:15a – 10:30a – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Beginner Rhythm Dances (part 1 Rumba & Cha Cha)
    • B – Intermediate Smooth Dances (part 1 Foxtrot & Waltz)
  • 10:45a – 12:00p – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Intermediate Rhythm Dances (part 1 Rumba & Cha Cha)
    • B – Beginner Smooth Dances (part 1 Foxtrot & Waltz)
  • 12:00p – 1:30p – Lunch on your own (not included in package)
  • 1:45p – 3:00p – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Beginner Rhythm Dances (part 2 Cha Cha & Swing)
    • B – Intermediate Smooth Dances (part 2 Waltz & Tango)
  • 3:15p – 4:30p – Choose ONE of the two following sessions:
    • A – Intermediate Rhythm Dances (part 2 Cha Cha & Swing)
    • B – Beginner Smooth Dances (part 2 Waltz & Tango)
  • 4:30p – Free Time to Enjoy the Resort, Have Dinner, Prepare for the Evening
  • 8:00p – 11:00p – Dance in the Stonewall Ballroom with Showcase(s). Cash bar available.


  • Breakfast on your own (not included in package)
  • Enjoy a leisure stroll around the resort or a relaxing spa service in Mtn. Laurel Spa
  • Departure at your leisure. Check out is at 11am.



(1) Beginners Classes are designed for those people who are either complete beginners, who have not danced very much, or who wish to brush up on their basic skills. While intermediate and advanced dancers are not discouraged from attending the beginner’s classes, please realize that we will be going over very basic information in those classes.

(2) Intermediate classes are designed for those people who have a fairly significant amount of dance experience. While beginning dancers are not discouraged from attending these intermediate workshops, please be advised that we will be moving fairly quickly in these workshops and if you are a beginning dancer you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the pace. Therefore, if you wish, you are encouraged to attend the beginner’s practice sessions that will be held during the time that the intermediate classes are being held.

Based on double occupancy and availability. Rate does not include tax, resort fee or park enhancement fee.