The Richmond Shag Club


Club Presidents

1986:Trudy Bass

1987: Len Thompson

1988: Len Thompson

1989: Shirley Gough

1990: Shirley Gough

1991: Norris Cross

1992: Norris Cross

1993: Shirley Gough

1994: Larry Jones

1995: Larry Jones

1996: Dewain Hammond

1997: Tom Varney (dec. 2012)

1998: Tom Varney (dec., 2012)

1998: Coleman Holland

1999: Coleman Holland

2000: Joan Byrnes

2001: Joan Byrnes

2002: MIchael Kain

2003: Cindy Slade

2004: Dewey Gunn

2005: Phyllis Wells

2006: Doug Strother

2007: Parker Dillard

2008: Parker Dillard

2009: Jane Renger

2010: Jane Renger

2011: Jane Renger

2012: Tim Sullivan

2013: Tim Sullivan

2014: Tim Sullivan

2015: Tim Sullivan

2016: Kevin Byrnes

2017: Allen Batchelor

2018: Steve Bateson

2019: Steve Bateson



Virginia Shaggers Hall of Fame

Earl Robinson, 1987

Shirley Gough, 1991

Pat Henson. 1990  

Bill Faris,Jr., 1994                         

Janis Grimes, 2001

Joe Tedesco, 2001                       

Steve Booth, 2002

Irma Cross (Honorary, 2002)

Coleman Holland, 2002 

Beverly Jones Robinson, 2003

Aubrey Townsend, 2003

Becky Brown, 2004

Marcia Pearson Faris, 2004

Nancy Wall, 2004                          

Tom Varney, 2006 (deceased, 2012)

Cliff Merritt, 2006 (deceased, 2015)

Sid Strawderman, 2007

Ralph & Vicki Tedesco, 2007

Dickie Robinson, 2009

Marcia Tedesco, 2009   

Kevin & Joan Byrnes, 2010

Lynn "Dinky" Slaughter, 2010

Linda Strawderman, 2010

Tim Sullivan, 2011

Phyllis Wells, 2011

Glenda Harris, 2013

Dickie Burnley, 2013

Jinx Robinson, 2014

Allen Batchelor, 2015

Charlotte Batchelor, 2015

Joyce Burnley, 2015

Phillip Mitchell, 2015

Alan Michealis, 2015

Ron Bessent, 2016

Jean Sullivan, 2016

Parker Dillard, 2016

Jimmy Easter, 2018

Cindy Slade, 2018

Tammy Varney, 2018

​Sherry Beck-Peebles,2019

Charles Harward, 2019

Doug Strother, 2019

Kenn Ward, 2019

Barbara White, 2019



RSC Honorary Lifetime Members

Shirley Gough                   

Pat Henson*

Angelo Miliotis                   

Earl Robinson

Irma Cross*                       

Sid Strawderman

Joe Tedesco                     

Dickie Robinson

Bill Long (2010)*                 

Gladys Peters (2010)

Russell Harris* (2010)       

Maurice “MO” Phillips (2013)

Tim Sullivan (2015)           

Joan Byrnes (2016)

​Mike Walton (2018)

(deceased) 




National Living Legends of Dance 

Earl Robinson, 1995 & Beverly Jones Robinson, 2001

Larry Jones & Shirley Jones, 2005

Steve Booth & Janis Grimes, 2002

Joe, 2005 & Marsha Tedesco, 2010

Tom Varney, 2006 (deceased, 2012)

Ralph & Vicki Tedesco, 2007

Dickie Robinson, 2006

Sid Strawderman, 2010

Linda Strawderman, 2010

Nancy Wall, 2010

Coleman Holland, 2011

Dewain Hammond, 2013

Lynn "Dink" Slaughter. 2015

Joey & Bernie Fanini, 2015

Kevin & Joan Byrnes, 2016

Tim Sullivan, 2016

Allen & Charlotte (deceased) Bachelor, 2017  



Assoc of Carolina Shag Clubs (ACSC)

"Shagging Icon" Award Recipient(s)

Earl Robinson, 1998

Joe Tedesco, 2007

Sid Strawderman, 2012

Joan Byrnes, 2014

Tim Sullivan, 2017

Kevin Byrnes, 2018


Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame  

Earl Robinson, 2009




The Richmond Shag Club is a 501(c)7  Social Club, P.O.Box 35771, Richmond, VA 23235

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