I started dancing at the age of 3 and competed in ballroom, sequence, latin american and highland dance. Was always interested in dance but stopped attending classes when began working full time. My interest switched to aerobics and dance type exercise.
When my marriage broke down, I became a single parent to 3 young children and was looking for something to teach in the evenings , as I was only working part time around school hours. I did my training with the YMCA and completed my Exercise to Music qualification. I was on the verge of starting my own aerobic classes, when Fit Pro had a line dance workshop and I went along. I was hooked and have now been teaching for 23 years. I also qualified as a dance instructor with BWDA after attending courses in Preston. My classes grew and I taught 4 evenings per week at various locations as well as one daytime class. Some of my pupils are still with me today.
I did my own choreography and entered Linedancer Magazine competitions and managed to get through to the finals every year. In 2002 I won the British Line Dance Masters Choreography Competition at Blackpool Tower Ballroom and also the Linedancer Choreographer Competition for the 100th edition of Linedancer. Haven't choreographed lately as so many great dances to choose from.
My partner John started up a local community radio station in Kirkcaldy in 2013 and I am part of the steering group. I persuaded them to allow me to host a linedance chart show. I spoke with Steve Healy and Linedancer were happy that I used the UK chart. I built up a following and the show was then extended to 2 hours. I have been hosting the show since 2014 and as far as I was aware was the first person to host such a show. Previously there were chart shows and country shows but nothing for the dancers. Absolutely love it and have been blessed to meet and interview all my favorite choreographers and lovely to communicate with dancers all over the world.
Very happy to have my show repeated on Linedancer Radio