SOS Spring Safari

April 4 - 13, 2014

NVSC DJ -- Craig Jennings Spring SOS Schedule

Location: Ducks Too

Sunday April 6th - 6:30 - 10:00 PM

Monday April 7th - 10:00 PM - Close

Tuesday April 8th - 6:30 - 10:00 PM

Wednesday April 9th - 10:00 - Close

SOS Spring Safari at North Myrtle Beach

From ACSC website

Each year at the end of April the coming of Spring is celebrated by thousands of shaggers from all along the east coast. They hit the road in search of wild life. Their destination is the famous little strip of sand known as the Grand Strand. After the long Winter, shaggers are eager for the first outing of the Summer. They find it at the SOS Spring Safari. For 10 days the biggest adult party on the East Coast crashes into North Myrtle Beach like an ocean wave.

A wide variety of activities is scheduled for the event. Many member clubs of the ACSC will schedule "tea parties" in the local lounges. The lounges themselves schedule special parties during the Safari. Popular bands show up along Main Street playing crowd favorites. Shag dance instructors will offer classes to the masses who are seeking to improve their skill or increase their repertoire of moves. But the big attraction is the night life. As the sun goes down the animals of the Safari come out to play in the clubs along Main Street & OD. Old friends will seek each other out & new friends will be made. The night will be spent shag dancing to timeless music that moves the soul. On the last Saturday of SOS (April 20, 2013; 1:00 PM) everyone meets on Main Street for the perennial favorite parade of the year, the ACSC Club's Parade. ACSC member clubs plan, design, & build parade floats for fun & a chance to win one of the coveted awards. There are award categories for best shag theme & most original float. The Spring Safari Parade always draws a huge crowd. Not only will the shaggers be out in force, but the beach locals stream to the streets for an afternoon of fun & laughter! If you are ready for a little adventure maybe it is time for you to schedule a trip to the wilds of North Myrtle Beach. Maybe it is time for you to join the party at the SOS Spring Safari.

Some helpful advice

  • If you are single, consider asking other singles if they would like to go to SOS with you as a group and rent a suite. Most accommodations at Myrtle Beach are designed for families or groups.
  • Make your hotel/motel reservations well in advance; if you didn't do that, try anyway because sometimes there are cancellations. And ask about SOS discounts. If you still have difficulty getting a reservation, contact other NVSC members to see if they have room for you in their suite. It is recommended that you select an accommodation within walking distance of the intersection of Ocean Drive and Main Street so you don’t have to drive and find a parking space.
  • Share your cell phone number with others who are going so that you can communicate with them while there.
  • Buy an SOS membership card from NVSC ($30.00). SOS members have unlimited access with no cover charge to the following lounges during BOTH of the ten day SOS events each year and the Mid-Winter Break. Please visit each of the SOS lounges during your beach trips: Ducks & Ducks II, Fat Harold's, The OD Arcade, The Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, and The Pirate's Cove.
  • Develop a packing list to ensure you will have the items you need while there. For example, many of the accommodations there include a range, refrigerator, plates, glassware, etc.; contact your hotel/motel to see what they provide.
  • Dance lessons and workshops are conducted by the experts during the day at the various venues. This information will be listed in the April 1st NVSC Shag Rag.
  • There are additional dance opportunities at some of the hotels, for example, the Avista hotel has a dance area outside at its swimming pool with a DJ playing beach music.