The Horry County Museum and The AVX Foundation present a lecture by ‘Fessa John Hook. ‘Fessa Hook will be speaking on, and demonstrating moves from, the South Carolina State Dance, the Shag, on June 11, 2016.
The first time John Hook saw the Shag it was love at first sight. As a broadcaster, John had the opportunity to elevate the status of Shag and Beach Music–the soundtrack of the Shag–to a higher marquee level with the first international Beach Music broadcast. Later he developed the first full-time, 100,000 watt Beach Music station which has since become legend. However, those are byproducts of the fascination he has with the Beach and Shag culture.
John, (sometimes known as ‘Fessa’ by his thousands of fans who know his proclivity for research) also researches and writes on ambition, emotion, entrepreneurship, and coaching. Curiously, he sees each of those relatedly to his research into Shag Dancing and the evolution of Beach Music.
The program begins at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public.