I saw my 1st line dancing at a Country Connection social at the Fleet courtesy of my neighbours good fortune in winning 4 free tickets for the event. 2 weeks later we attended our 1st class with the Red Bandana CMC and in just 4 months attended our 1st line dance social as dancers.
I first started teaching at the Red Bandana as a holiday stand-in and then took over an established class at the Falcon Hotel in 2001. I eventually started a 2nd class for beginners / improvers in Coates Village Hall and in July 2005 I took over a further class at the Hotpoint Recreation Club which we subsequently had to move to the home of linedancing in Peterborough; The Fleet.
I have been fortunate and privileged to have been invited for several years to teach at the Country at the Manor country music festival meeting many new Friends of Country music.
More recently we have worked at corporate event nights providing a full service of m.c. dj and dance teacher. Great fun and looking forward to doing more.
I have also choreographed many line dances, several of which have been published and which can be seen here. The 1st of these was a dance called Saddletramp, a name I have adopted as my own for classes and discos.
My preference has always been for linedancing to country music, though not exclusively, and for dances up to an intermediate level. I enjoy taking the dances from the class to the social dance floor and try to make sure the dances we teach are those the bands will be playing.
Dances for both beginner and intermediate are catered for at my classes.