Not only do the members of the Lake Wylie Shag Club dance, they donate, too.
Every Tuesday night, LWSC offers free shag and line dancing lessons at Checkers on Hwy. 160 West in Fort Mill from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
"After 8, we open the floor up to everyone and just have a good time" said Joe Bailey of Fort Mill, the club's president. "We also meet the second Saturday and fourth Saturday of every month," Bailey continued. "One Saturday to dance, the fourth Saturday is to discuss upcoming events and such."
The LWSC requires a yearly membership fee of $20. "We have a re-up party at the end of the year. So after the first year, it only costs you $15," Bailey explained.
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"Liz Yarborough is the main teacher and has been for at least five to six years," Bailey said.
The LWSC has three DJs to dance the night away with: Gary Sarvis, Tommy Samole and former president, Bobby Bennett. This is a big year for the LWSC.
"Our club originated in 1984, this is our 25th anniversary," said Bailey. And they are still planning events.
"Last Saturday we had a Valentine's Day dance," said Bailey's wife, Marisa. "It was $3 a person with all you can eat spaghetti."
Participants were asked to bring a canned good.
"We donate the canned goods to the Fort Mill Care Center," Bailey said. "We always try to do something to help the community. We always donate our money to help somebody too."
Generally 60 to 65 people show up between the ages of 25-80 to shag.
"We just cut up and have a good time," Bailey said.
"I like the shaggin' the best, but I do like the electric slide too. But that's about all I'll do,. We just have a lot of fun."
For more information, visit their website at www.lakewylieshagclub.com.