Dance Instructors


Instruction $$$

Judy Bennett ~ Instructor & Shag Icon

Judy Bennett has been involved with dance for over 40 years. Shagging has been her lifestyle since 1989. A Charter member of the Golden Isles Shag Club serving in all executive positions, Judy is currently club president and dance instructor with her husband Wayne. Judy is a graduate of Glynn Academy and has lived in the Golden Isles all of her life. She can be found most every Tuesday and Friday nights shaggin’ with the Golden Isles Shag Club at Ziggy Mahoney’s on St. Simons Island. She has been teaching Basic Shag lessons for the club for the past 20 years and has been one of the main instruments for the growth of the club. The Association of Carolina Shag Clubs/Society of Stranders honored Judy with a Shagging ICON Award in 2008.

Wayne Bennett ~ Instructor & Club DJ

Wayne Bennett has been teaching basic Shag with Judy for the past six years. He and Judy met in 2003 after being introduced by a mutual friend at Duck’s in Ocean Drive, SC. A year of dating between Greenville, SC and Brunswick culminated in marriage with Wayne moving south to Brunswick. Wayne first became acquainted with “Beach Music” in 1968 in OD on a beach trip with college buddies. A weekend of sun, sand, surf, and suds with lots of R & B music surrounding it all. Wayne is club DJ and has compiled an inventory of over 6,000 Beach, Shag, and R & B Tunes.

You can Shag Dance like Wayne & Judy!!!

With the introductory class and some club dancing at the Golden Isles Shag Club you will be able to go to any Shag Club and feel confident that you will dance as well as most other club members there.