In 2019 I became the new Owner and Dance Instructor of the Holiday Coast Bootscooters in Coffs Harbour (previously successfully run by Robyn Ward for over 25 years). I was introduced to line dancing in 2014, fell in love with it, became one of Robyns' students, and have been passionate about it ever since.
My aim is to introduce line dancing to everyone from the young to the mature aged. Line Dancing is a great form of exercise, and is good for the mind, body and spirit. No previous dance experience is required, you will be taught in a graduated manner scaled to your own ability, and are free to do as much or as little as you are comfortable with. New students are started with the basics, and encouraged to progress so that they can make the most of this social activity.
We are a friendly group, with a great depth of experience, welcoming men and women. Like myself, everyone has had to start at the beginning some time, but with practice and persistence, now we all have a lot of fun and are willing to help others of like mind.
Christine Tyson is an assistant teacher to Deborah and has been dancing at Holiday Coast Bootscooters since December 1995.
Her love for the dance has given her the confidence to not only teach but also choreograph dances. Some of her choreography includes: Am I the Only One, Ancient History, Badge and a Gun, Broken Hearts Waltz, Copperhead Road, Don’t Tell Me What to Do, In Between Dances, Let Her Go, A Little Bit Loose, Run to Paradise, Soul Kind of Feeling, Who Stopped the Rain, Who’ll Stop the Rain and Hurts So Good.
“I love the fact that you don’t need a partner to line dance and over the years I have made many good friends. My enthusiasm for the love of dance has never waned” said Christine.
Robyn is the founder of Holiday Coast Bootscooters and is an assistant teacher to Deborah.
She is also a valued honorary member and has a wealth of dancing experience spanning more than 25 years.
In 2019 we celebrated her Silver Jubilee with a Masquerade Ball and celebration photo board from throughout her years of teaching.