I've always loved dancing, both as a child and as an adult. I've enjoyed everything from ballroom and Latin American to disco and barn dancing, so when, in 1996, a friend asked me to go to a line dancing class with her, I agreed. It was such fun, I was hooked.
Soon, one class a week wasn't enough, and as we were so keen, a small group of us used to hire a hall so that we could practice until we had mastered the trickier dances. I remember being thrilled to be asked to "do a wall" at one of my classes and to join the demonstration team from another class.
Then when our teacher asked Julie to open a class in Woodley in 2000, I was asked to be her assistant. In 2001 Julie and I took over the class and Steps 'n' Stetsons was born and in 2002 I completed my teacher training.
We love what we do and get such great support from our helpers in class. We feel very lucky that our club members throw themselves so whole-heartedly into all our fundraising ventures.
I never dreamt when I started that I would one day be a teacher. It is wonderful to be able to pass on the enjoyment and sense of achievement that I get from line dancing.