At the Shag dance clubs at Ocean Drive and North Myrtle Beach - usually populated by an older crowd in their leather-soled loafers that slide and glide - the gray-haired ladies scream during the contests.
They line up afterward for a chance to dance South Carolina's official state dance, the Shag, with ol' "Rubber Legs."
The dances come early, before the bar opens and youngsters are banned, because ol' Rubber Legs - with his signature "Toe Stand" that makes the ladies swoon - is still in the fifth grade at Rock Hill's Belleview Elementary.
Parker Wade - all 80 pounds of him, with freckles that cover his face - obliges all the ladies who request a dance from his vantage point of 4 feet 9 inches tall and 11 years of age.
"I love to Shag," said Parker. "Love it."