About ECSC

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Click on the logo to go to the Wild Wing Café site!

In the first city in the south to have an unlimited supply of electric power, you’ll find the Electric City Shag Club dancing at Wild Wing Cafe, Anderson SC.  Our club meets at Wild Wings on Wednesdays for their regular club night.  Wild Wings has a full menu available along with a cash bar.  The wood dance floor is 24’ x 15’ located in the area behind the bar of the club.

The Electric City Shag Club also has several parties a year in addition to their regular shag club night.  The well-known “Electric Storm” party is held annually and tickets are always sold out every year.

Shag/beach DJ’s will play your favorite beach tunes while you dine, dance, and get together with friends from The Electric City Shag Club.  Come join us we would love to have you join in on the fun.

How ECSC got its start

The Electric City Shag Club was formed in the home of Don & Frances Thackston on a Sunday afternoon in 1987. Thirteen shaggers got together and started ``The Best Little Shag Club In Dixie”. Their goal was to create an organization that would "preserve and promote Beach Music and South Carolina's State Dance, The Carolina Shag." The Electric City Shag Club held its first official meeting in February 1987, culminating the efforts of its 13 original members. Officers were elected, By Laws adopted, Anson's was selected as its first "home," and DJ Tony Union often donated his service to help lay the foundation upon which the Club has grown and prospered.

The first ECSC roster was:

  • Don Thackston (Pres.)
  • Betty Brown(V.Pres.)
  • Francis Thackston(Sec.)
  • Nancy Moore(Tres.)
  • Ed Makison
  • Gladys Makison
  • Bill Perry
  • Dot Perry
  • Janette Ragsdale
  • Alishia Williams
  • Sandra Perrin
  • Donnie Daniels
  • Barbara Drawdy

ECSC now has well over 200 members all believing
that everyone needs to shag before they die!

The past Presidents of ECSCare:

  • Don Thackston
  • Betty Brown
  • Mary Ann McBride
  • Wanda Robertson
  • Carl Lockman
  • Kathie Erwin (Bolander)
  • Bobby Simmons
  • Joe Shipman
  • Bob Woozley
  • Willie Weathers
  • Jack Crumpton
  • Ken Valine
  • Lisa Caveny
  • Bobby Skelton

ECSC

Is a non-profit organization and also an active member of the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs. In addition to sharing the joy of shag, over the years ECSC has given back to the community it represents. In 1992 ECSC adopted Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM) as its charity. 

While AIM has been the primary recipient of the Club's philanthropic endeavors, other worthwhile organizations such as

  • The American Heart Association
  • Cancer Association of Anderson
  • Meals On Wheels
  • The Anderson Free Clinic
  • Hospice of the Upstate
  • Hurricane 9-11 (reliefs have benefitted from its generosity)

Individually, members have also supported Habitat for Humanity.

Since the beginning, Wednesday evening has been the time for members to come together to share their love of the dance. As ECSC continues its goal to "preserve and promote Beach Music and South Carolina's State Dance", members often participate in local exhibition as well as introducing the next generation to Shag by providing lessons to students as part of their school's Third Grade studies of South Carolina's history and culture and Eight Grade physical education programs. Today the Electric City Shag Club calls Wild Wings at 119 Interstate Boulevard "home" and with the help of its four Association of Beach and Shag Club member DJ"s, keeps the music playing and the dance floor full. Accept our invitation to learn the dance and make new friends. Stop by Wild Wings any Wednesday, 7 till 11 P.M., and check it out. Everyone is welcome.

Contributed By:
Mary Ann McBride
(Past President)

Riki Vernon
(Historian)

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