Carolina Shag SilhouetteCarolina Shag – The Carolina Shag also evolved from the nightclubs of NYC as dancers began to travel away from New York and, in this case, to Columbia, SC. Danced like an East Coast Swing (in a spot), the Carolina Shag became popular as a beach dance along the beautiful coastline of South and North Carolina. The Shag has continued to grow in popularity but remains a style of swing that is mainly danced in the Carolina area.