Sam & Lisa West


Build great lead-&-follow connection skills, then learn to successfully give and take the lead. Adding personal expression (for both leads and follows!), while maintaining good partnering and without interrupting the flow of the dance!

TIME: Friday, 11 AM


From Hamlet, NC Sam is a 16 time Overall National Shag Dance Champion, winning titles with an astonishing 6 different shag partners. This year he won the Professional Shag Division with his daughter Sydney. Lisa has a background in Country, Swing and Shag. She is US Open Cabaret Champion with her former partner, Barry Durand. Together Sam and Lisa are 3-time US Open Sophisticated Swing Division Champions. They are also the choreographers and coaches of the Shagtime 2 Junior Shag Dance Team They are most proud of their children, Sydney, Mack and Billy, who are all accomplished dancers with multiple shag dance titles.