Have Your Say Last Updated : Wednesday 12th September 2018


Your letters of thanks to those supporting your Social Events & Notices.

Titles in: BLUE = Your Letters      RED = Notices     GREEN = Website Updates

All items are included at the discretion of the Editors.



Letter of Thanks from Celia after the Morrinsville Weekend

Posted: Wed 12th September 2018


Hi everyone,


Here it is Monday night and I’m feeling GOOOOOD, what an amazing weekend we have just had with Kate Simpkin she was so entertaining and loads of fun to be around – wish we could keep her!  Thank you Kate I have loved every minute with you I know we will see more of you in the future.


Kate gave us all awesome dances for all of us to teach our classes over the next month. I would tell you my favourite but I can’t as the whole lot were {workshop teaches dance list is on this website}.


I want to take this opportunity to thank my whole team of volunteer’s who did everything I asked of them, they truly are the ones who made this event the success it was.


To all the instructors along with their dancers who travelled from as far south as Oamaru to as far north as Whakaparu thank you for your support and bringing such enthusiasm fun and laughter that it was.


Congratulations to some first-time dancers that had attended their very first workshop, who I know will now have the line dance bug for workshop weekends.


I look forward to bringing you all another great weekend/social event again soon, so watch this space for more info!!!


Until then take care Happy dancing everyone 😊

Cheers Celia   





Workshop Teaches Updated & September Top 5's - Online

Posted: Sun 9th September 2018/Updated Mon 10th September 2018


If you weren't already aware we list the dances that were taught at workshops around the country.

If you want to know what was taught but were unable to attend ... then visit the page.

We have added Kate Simpkin's Morrinsville Teaches & Maddison Glover's Rangiora Teaches.

Those instructors/clubs hosting a workshop please pass the list of dances taught on to us.

It will be gratefully appreciated, thank you.




Letter of Thanks from Kidney Health New Zealand

Posted: Tue 10th July 2018


Dear Mike and Chrissie


Kidney Health New Zealand would like to thank you for the generous donation received on behalf of THE BEAT MAGAZINE. 


Kidney Health New Zealand promotes kidney health through information and education and funds research into the prevention, early detection and cure of kidney disease.  We vigorously promote organ donation and liaise with all New Zealand kidney patient groups.


We thank you once again for your kind donation.


Kind regards,

Deanne Hock

Kidney Health New Zealand




Classic Dances -  Scripts & Videos Now Online

Posted: Sun 8th July 2018


You will now find another tab on the navigation bar "Older Dances".

We have now added 14 of the older popular dances that are done at classes and socials.

The dances have a Dance Script and a video (either a Demo, Teach or Walkthru) which we hope beginners and those not sure of the dance will find useful.

The Ed's have chosen the dances so there is no one else to blame if your favourite is not there.


The video will play in the box provided for it, but if you would like to see a full screen image please click on the "YouTube" on the video.


Dancers are advised to go to copperknob.co.uk for the majority of dance scripts and YouTube for Demos, Teaches & Walk Thru's.




Latest Top 5 lists Are Now Online

Posted: Sun 8th July 2018


We have just added the latest Top 5 Lists from around the country.

The next cut off will be the 31st July 2018.




Message to Hine from her loving sister Molly

Posted: Mon 2nd July 2018



FLY LIKE A BIRD, you’ve now got your TICKET TO HEAVEN, where you and all your GALWAY GIRLS will be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, as IN THIS LIFE, as you know, we’re always LOOKING FOR A FOOL, YOU AND I and as long as MAC THE KNIFE is there, you’ll be OVER THE MOON !!!!

I may need a few JD’s ( Jack Daniels ) to PICK ME UP, but if you COME DANCE WITH ME, that’ll be just PERFECT !!!

After a glass or two of CHAMPAGNE ON ICE, we could ask BILLY B BAD to join us, we could show him, if he doesn’t already know how, to SWAY & JUST GIVE, and we’ll give him some MAGIC MOMENTS of MEMORY LANE or better still, some BEDROOM BOOGIE or hey, maybe he’d be happy with just ALL OF ME !!!! hahaha :-)

WE”VE GOT TIME to WALTZ FOR MEGAN, or maybe OVER THE RAINBOW we’ll find PATSY FAGAN at PADDY’S CHOIR, oh that’s right, it’s FRIDAY, he’ll be AT THE DANCE, you know the one down on DIXIE ROAD ????

It sounds FAMILIAR, we’ll just JUMP ON A RIDE, will probably feel GUILTY AS HELL if we get LOST, but that’s ok, we’ll just call sister ALICE or maybe our mate DELILAH ?



We are & we always will, be MISSING YOU Skin, you had a HEART OF AN ANGEL, just keep HOLDIN’ ON & FLY HIGH ….

Love you FOREVER AND EVER our ‘ sweet as ‘ …. SOUL SISTER Hine xxxx




Chippy & Paddy Are Both Sponsored For 1yr

Posted: Sat 16th June 2018


We are pleased to let those magazine readers who chose to put their remaining subscription money towards the Riding For The Disabled Charity (RDA), that we have used that money to sponsor both Chippy & Paddy at the Christchurch RDA for 1 year from 14th June 2018.


Chippy Paddy

As you can see these are two bright young ponies and we are sure they thank you for your support.


Beginners Line Dance Booklet Is Online

Posted: Sun 10th June 2018


The Beginners Line Dance Guide is now online and available by clicking the book on the home page.

This has been compiled by Sue Wellesley-Davies with valuable contributions from Sharon Running, Bob Redstone and others.

Instructors please let your new beginners know about this as it will certainly help them.

As the booklet changes and updates are made, we shall add version numbers and a date updated to the home page.



Puni Social & Kath's Celebration of Her Life

Posted: Wed 6th June 2018


The scheduled programme of events for the social on 10th June - Puni Line Dance Club, and Kath’s Celebration (of her life.):

We will dance for an hour, before stopping at 12 o’clock for a half hour 'eulogy' led by Kay Mckintyre. Lunch will follow, then a continuation of the dance programme. A table will be set up and the opportunity to place messages/copies of photos etc bought along to be pegged onto a wall hanging, as dancers enter the hall. This area can be looked at over the course of the day.

The theme is still Western, with a $5 entry and raffles to support Westpac Helicopters - this time. The socials, raising money for charities, will continue, just as Kath would have wanted.

I hope that brief outline helps, for those who are not on our mailing list, but wish to attend our social and celebration on the 10th June. Thanks.

Lynne Brown on behalf of The Puni Line Dance Club


Ed's write: The Social programme for the day is available on the Events page.



First Photos added to the Social Gallery

Posted: Sun 3rd June 2018


We are pleased to let you know that the first photos have been added to the Social Gallery page.

These were taken by Brad Reeve on the Saturday night of Galaxy Timaru's 25th Birthday Weekend.

We shall limit the photos for each social. (This will be at the discretion of the Ed's).




Posted: Sat 19th May 2018


Galaxy Linedance Timaru would like to thank all of you who joined us the weekend of 11th – 13th May 2018 to celebrate our birthday of 25 years of linedancing in Timaru. With a fantastic MC, Stephen Paterson who with plenty of hijinks kept us all entertained, and a great Workshop for everyone, a big thankyou Stephen.   


Galaxy appreciates those of you who travelled the long and short distances to be with us.  It was a great weekend with amazing people and moments not to be forgotten to sum up a beautiful event.


Thanks for coming we really appreciated your presence. 

We look forward to seeing and catching up with you again somewhere, some place, on the dance floor.


Kind wishes

Galaxy Linedance Group Timaru


Ed's write: Stephen's workshop teaches are listed on the website.