Doug and Jane Harrington – Tampa Bay Beach Boppers (TBBB)
Doug and Jane have been members of the Tampa Bay Beach Boppers for twenty-five years. They fell in love with the Carolina Shag the first time they were exposed to it in 1993 and have faithfully supported the dance community and the music ever since. In addition to their love of dance, Jane is a highly respected DJ and is known for her ability to play songs that delights a variety of dancers that love to Shag, Bop, West Coast Swing, and East Coast Swing. Jane has been a featured DJ at “Sweet Home Chicago” and Tampa Bay’s “Beach Boogie” for the past ten years. Jane is TBBB’s club DJ while Doug assists her in a supporting role. They have been Carolina Shag instructors for twenty years. They taught lessons and performed shag exhibitions at many dance conventions. A highlight of their dancing career was to demonstrate the Carolina Shag with others before an international audience at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Doug and Jane are both members of the National Living Legions of Dance, Florida Shag Dance Hall of Fame, and Tampa Bay Beach Boppers Hall of Fame. Doug and Jane will be inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame September 1st, 2018 in St. Louis at Rollin' On The River.