It all began for us, as a group of friends who had two things in common, which was that we loved country music, and also line and partner dancing…
We started at the Golden Palomino CWD Club, but unfortunately our social evenings came to an abrupt halt due to the closure of that Club. This was due to the bad health of our teachers Mark & Pearl, who were well known within the Country and Western dance scene.
A true performer!!
Another full house at St Leonards for the visit of multi-award winning Country singer Richard Palmer. Richard who lives in Scunthorpe, came to us via Norwich, where he he’d had another gig. He has been singing for fifteen years, and pleased everyone with a variety of Country music. Being a line dancer himself, he was able to play plenty of songs suitable for dancers of all genres. Not only did he say what dances could be done to his songs, but also asked for requests, which is a real bonus.
With his infectious sense of fun and amazing voice, Richard had the audience singing along with his very first song. The floor was crowded, which cannot be helped when you have an artiste of this calibre. There was one complaint about floor etiquette, which is not bad when we had nearly ninety people in the hall.
We seem to be bucking the trend with our rising numbers, and a “sell out” evening. A lot of our success is due to the hard work of Alan and Rita and the Team, who try their best to give you all a memorable time.
People had started putting their coats on at the end of the evening, but then Richard started to sing “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, and they waited to listen to him, such was his pull.
THANK YOU The County Line Team would like to say a big thank you to the lovely people who stay on after lights up, to help clear away the hall. It has made a huge difference to us.
REQUEST SHEETS We are very keen that those who attend fill in request sheets, so that we know we are going in the right direction – hopefully you saw the list of dances on your table as a reminder. If Alan doesn’t have the music on the night, he will make sure he has it by the next Social, and if there is something you later think of, please don’t be afraid to let us know – there are contact details on the “Contact location and links” page.