Welcome to the Golden Eagles Linedance Club, Andover. Our leader is called Debbie and she has been dancing since 1998, but only started teaching in September 2012.
We currently have three classes per week, one for beginners on a Monday, Tuesday Intermediate and one for Improver/Easy Intermediate level dancers on a Wednesday.
During 2020 and part of 2021 due to lockdown we could not meet up for our Linedance classes so we went online on our website just to keep everyone dancing I am glad to say we are back dancing again now
We also attend regular weekend social events with live music at Horndean, Burghclere, Whitchurch and Farnham.
As a group we also go away on Linedance Weekends where we get to put into practice the dances we learn in class. We also have the chance to dress up if there is a theme night (as you can see from the above photo of Debbie as a Cowgirl).
We have visited The Carrington Hotel Bournemouth, Durrant House Hotel Bideford, The Wessex Hotel Street, Toorak Hotel Torquay, Torbay Court Hotel Paignton, Victoria Hotel Torquay, Merton Hotel Jersey, Queens Hotel Bournemouth, Royal Beach Hotel Southsea and The Trouville Hotel on the Isle of Wight.
In November 2021 we are booked to go to The Queens Hotel, Bournemouth and for 2022 we are booking to go to Merton Hotel Jersey. Due to the pandemic we only have these two weekends booked at the moment, due to the many restrictions that are in place and cancellation of many that were already in place.
As a club we have a group of followers called the GOlden Eagles. (Yes that is right we dropped the G from Golden to call them the Olden eagles). This is made up of the partners that do not dance but enjoy the music and the social side of the Club. They can usually be found at the bar putting the world to rights!
Linedancing is not as you normally see it portrayed on TV with thumbs in the belt loops and a lot of thigh slapping with people dressed in cowboy outfits. It’s enjoyed by people of all ages, you don’t need a partner and we also dance to all genres of music from rock ‘n’ roll, to country and even music from the Charts. So, if you know your left from your right, then you can do it.
We don’t take it too seriously and all you need to join in is a decent pair of shoes and a smile, although the smile is difficult when you are concentrating on the steps!
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