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.
“Oh dear god it’s going to be a good night here at County Line in St Leonards.”
The words Chris Harris put on facebook after his arrival at Braeside Hall
Followed by: “Having a wonderful time here at County Line with Alan and his lovely crew. Excellent hospitality, a cream tea, and the hall is bursting at the seams. Thank You all”.
Well what can we say about Chris? He emanates from Wales, and last came to us in May 2015, so knows how our club works. He sang traditional Country, but knew exactly what dances could be done to the songs he performed. Alan said he was really helpful on the stage, and was extremely comfortable with the audience, becoming very involved in the whole evening.
This is what Chris put on his facebook page after the Gig: “Fabulous club down in St Leonards near Ringwood. I had a ball and the guys really look after you :)”
Can’t be bad eh?!!! A happy Act and happy audience – just what we aim for.
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.