Coldharbour Solstice Sessions

Hello everyone, I wanted to express what a fantastic day we had at the Coldharbour Farm Shop Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday, 22nd June. The weather was amazing, and we enjoyed pizza, shortbread, and coffee for dinner and tea, with a few shandies in between. Mr. was in his element plane spotting as the views were fantastic and we were under a flight path into Exeter Airport. The day kicked off with a marvellous choir performance, followed by various fantastic acts that continued until 11 pm. Our session was so popular that the stretch tent filled up, and I even found myself teaching dance outside as there was no room inside. Chris and I would like to thank everyone for their generous hospitality and for joining in with us. Despite the challenges of dancing on grass, we received many lovely comments. One of the best remarks we received was “I’ve never had so much fun in a long time, you two nailed it!” To that young man: thank you! We are grateful to Coldharbour for inviting us and for all their hard work in keeping us watered and fed. A special thanks to Dave, the sound engineer, for ensuring that … Continued

Annual Dinner and Dance March 2024

Hello Everyone Many thanks to all who came to our Annual Dinner and Dance The scene was set tables laid, the playlist ready everything plugged in and ready to go. After Mr had said grace in his usual fashion, Dinner was served and what a feast it was! Lakeview Manor did us proud again, with a fantastic spread so thank you @Dabblingduck @Lakeviewmanor Next was dancing with a mixture of old and newer dances as requested via the DJ Feed. Chris went over three dances which he taught in class – A Little More Lost by Yvonne Anderson, Stumblin’ In by Pia Blum and Memory Lane by Nicole Petrocelli – he made a little mistake on one which had them all giggling a restart was in order all good fun. The afternoon soon came to an end at 6 pm when it was pack up time and saying our goodbyes. Thank you all again, it was great fun, looking forward to doing it all again next year! Keep on dancing and take good care of yourselves out there. Marina & Chris xx Playlist of Dances On The Day All dances can be found on the Dances Page My Pretty Belinda … Continued

UKLDA Finals

Hello Everyone, Voting is Open! Voting Closes at midday on Sunday the 21st of January 2024. I want to thank you all for your support in the UKLDA voting. The final round of the UKLDA finalists is now underway, and I am delighted to share that I have been selected as a nominee for the ‘Community Instructor’ category. I never expected this, and I am grateful for your encouragement. As Chris says, ‘We’re now at Base Camp let’s get up the mountain’. I feel incredibly privileged to be in the company of so many remarkable individuals who have contributed so much to the Line Dance family. It is truly an honour to be among such a talented and dedicated group of people. I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes of good luck to every one of you as you continue to pursue your passion for Line dancing. Best wishes to all of you. Marina. xx

Broadmayne Village Hall Workshop 6th January 2024

A very big thank you to Bob Francis for inviting me to teach at his workshop, it was such a lovely friendly atmosphere. Bob taught 3 dances: And I taught the Improver dance – Bringing it Back to We’re Bringing It Back by Tina Parol (feat. Otto Blue) – Choreographed by Fred Whitehouse There were lots of requests for dances which filled the floor the rest of the evening, loads of dancing to start the New Year off with  Again thank you to Bob and the team for an excellent afternoon/evening full of dancing. Take care Marina & Chris xx

Christmas Social December 2023

Hello Everyone. I would like to take a moment to express my deepest appreciation to all the wonderful people who graced our Christmas Social event onΒ Sunday 10th December. The atmosphere was charged with excitement and happiness throughout the afternoon, as we enjoyed ourselves with lots of dancing. We performed 31 dances of varying levels, ranging from Beginner to Intermediate see the list of the dances done below, everyone had a great time. Check out the pictures in the gallery πŸ˜‰ One of the major highlights of the event was the excellent spread of ‘Bring and Share’ food that was put on display. It was a great opportunity for everyone to indulge in their favourite dishes and try new ones. Additionally, the half-time quiz was well-received by all, and it added to the fun-filled atmosphere.The quiz comprised mostly of Christmas questions and Dingbats, and Chris did an excellent job of putting it together. He loves his quizzes that come with lots of banter, it was a close finish with only one point between the top prize of sweets and biscuits. The social event was an excellent opportunity for everyone to showcase their Christmas jumpers, and it was a delight to see … Continued

UK Line Dance Awards 2024

UK Line Dance Awards are now waiting for your nominations – Vote for your favourite Dances, Choreographers, Clubs and Instructors – come on support your favourite here and now see below UKLDA is feeling excited.3 December at 12:01  Β· Nominations are Open! The Nomination period has begun. Nominations will remain open until midday on the 10th of January 2024. You can nominate your favourite dances, clubs, instructors, choreographers, performing artists and DJs by clicking the link below. can nominate each category once during the nomination period and must be a resident of the UK to do so. Any duplicate nominations or nominations from outside the UK will be discounted. If you would like to view a full list of the categories for this year’s UK Line Dance Awards with their descriptions please visit. Looking forward to seeing you all at our social this Sunday at the Mackarness Hall, Honiton, Devon 2 pm bring and share buffet. Remember the DJ Feed is still open if you have any favourite dances you want added Take care and if you are not able to make our Sunday social, have a good weekend. Marina & Chris xx

Update End Of October 2023

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all having a great day. Classes are going well and the beginners have been amazing and I’m so proud of your progress. I know some of you might have missed a few classes or just want to practice your moves at home, so I’ve got some good news for you. I’ve updated all the dances we learned, and you can access them by going to the dances page. You’ll find some awesome tunes there, and you can also tune in on Tuesdays to our WesternSpirit Music Radio and sing along with Chris. He’s got a great voice, don’t you think? just follow the link found on the main page. I want to remind you that we have an event coming up on the 10th of December. It’s our Christmas social. We’ll have music, bring and share food, Chris with his usual quiz and prizes. Take care Marina x

July 2023 Update

Hello Everyone, Classes are going well, due to the continued support from all our members – we thank you. Welcome all the new members who have joined us. Stick with it as it can take time to feel comfortable with the steps and the line dance jargon – coaster, shuffle, pivots etc. You will get there, trust me πŸ‘ Last month was particularly hot, and I hear it may do so again later this month. So remember to bring a bottle of water and wear some comfortable shoes. All the dances taught have been updated and are on the dances page, with the most recent ones below. Check out the Classes and the Events pages by double-clicking on the event for more information venue, address and map. We are holding a summer T-Dance on 30th July (this month) – More details on the Events Page 😁 Most recent dances taught: London Rhythm Swings – BeginnerD H S S – Beginner (Oldie to a nice country track) – BeginnerWaterfall – ImproverQueen Of Kings – Improver Blow Your Mind – Intermediate3 Tequila Floor – Intermediate Ghosted – Intermediate There will be no classes on the following dates Wednesdays 2nd and 9th August … Continued

Happy Easter πŸ˜‰πŸ£

Hello Everyone It’s Easter and the eggs are out and counted! Well, Chris is happy and smiling, the little ones will not get a look in! (have put some in my special hiding place πŸ˜‚) lol! Please note there is no class next Wednesday at the BeeHive due to the hall being in use by the NHS Blood Transfusion we will be back the following week πŸ‘ Sorry for the late update, unfortunately, there was a bit of confusion on reception. Our Annual Dinner and Dance last month was another fantastic day of dancing and entertainment, with Chris sorting out the quiz. Such a lovely day with great company it all went way too quick. Such a wonderful day we just had to book next year’s date before we left 😊. Congratulations to Angela Pearce, Kathleen Cook, Julie Lewis, Janice Harvey, John Anderson, Diana Arbery and Helen Mitchell for winning the quiz. The following dances were done on the day:- One Step ForwardToe To ToeThis & ThatGreen Green GrassAbove And BeyondAmameShivers ABShiversPlayboysTexas TimeTexas Time ABGiddy UpLove GrowsBack To The StartCountry TouchMartha DivineRocket To The SunSome Kind Of WonderfulBoredKnees A TremblingStorm & StoneWaltz Across TexasNeon BlueCold HeartUntil The DawnNever Gonna Not … Continued

News Update / DJ Feed

Hello Everyone, Hoping you are all keeping safe and well. Thank you to you all that came along to the Beehive open day, we had lots of lovely comments. Our Annual Dinner and Dance will shortly be upon us, so do add your dance request by following the link which is now open –Β  Β DJ Feed A warm welcome to all our new members who have recently joined. Spread the word! It’s a fantastic way to meet new friends, keep fit and forget the troubles of the outside world. Please check out the Classes / Events page, and double-click on the event for more information which includes the venue address together with a map❗ Here are the most recent dances taught: