History of Piedmont Shag Association
In November of 1985, a hand-full of people met at Jerry's Lounge in Kannapolis, NC to discuss the possibility of forming a social club for anyone who shared the love of good beach music and shagging. This meeting was organized by Ed Dunn, who at the time was teaching shag lessons at Frank Liske Park for the Concord Recreation Department. Ed had been involved with shaggers for many years and knew there was a need for area shaggers to have a place to gather.
With Ed's direction, a planning committee was formed. Serving on the committee were:
Jane Aiken, Eric Beaver, Ed Dunn, Phyllis Fincher, Reid Fincher, Ann Fowler, Bob Jacobs, Debbie Kilpatrick and Buell Little.
The main objective of the committee was to research by-laws and decide on a name for the new club. Because originally our meetings were to be held in three counties of the Piedmont area, the name PIEDMONT SHAG ASSOCIATION
was adopted. Once the planning committee adopted the by-laws, the club was ready to hold it's first election.
PSA First Meeting: November 1985
PSA First Election: May 1986
PSA First Newsletter: April 1988
PSA Website On-Line: July 2004