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Last Updated : Sunday 26th May 2019

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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.




Posted: Sunday 21st April 2019


With a great crowd of 44 with me this year on Norfolk Island, I chose a lovely bunch of dances for the week. 


There are also quite a few coming to the Sydney ball so I thought I would add some ball dances ….

Black Feathers - Sandy Kerrigan (AUS) (Beginner) 32 Counts 4 Wall
Pillows - Linda Burgess (AUS) (Beginner Waltz) 24 Counts 4 Wall
Lonely Lovers - Maddison Glover (AUS) (Improver) 32 Counts 4 Wall
Maybe We Will - Jose Miguel Belloque Vane / Tina Argyle (High Beginner) 32 Counts 4 Wall
Mr Jukebox -Tom Glover (AUS) (Low Intermediate) 64 Counts 2 Wall
Yes M’am, No M’am - Ria Vos (NL) (Improver) 48 Counts 4 Wall
Sittin’ Here - Kate Simpkin (AUS) (Improver) 32 Counts 4 Wall
Doing The Walk - Pim Van Grootel (SE) / Jef Camps (BE) / Roy Verdonk (NL) (High Improver) 32 Counts 4 Wall
Soldier - Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (NL) (Improver) 32 Counts 4 Wall
Always Remember Us - Lu Olsen (AUS) (Easy Intermediate) 32 Counts 2 Wall
Girl Behind The Mask - Jo Rosenblatt (AUS) (Intermediate) 64 Count 2 Wall
Back To Life - Tim Gauci (AUS) (Intermediate Waltz) 72 Count 2 Wall
Bethlehem Child - Roy Verdonk / Sebastiaan Holtland / Jose Miguel Belloque Vane (NL) (Intermediate) 28 Count 4 Wall
I Hope - Maggie Gallagher (UK) (High Intermediate) 32 Counts 2 Wall
Whisper In My Ear - Gary O' Reilly (IRE) (Intermediate NC2S) 32 Counts 2 Wall


Also, in the workbook I had:


Devils & Angels - Michael Vera Lobos (AUS) (absolutely gorgeous dance) (Mrs Ed...unable to locate step sheet.)
Habibi - Gary O’Reilly (IRE) (Improver) 32 Counts 4 Wall
(fun and Energetic)

She Ain’t Me - Maggie Gallagher (UK) (Intermediate) 32 Counts 4 Wall (such a pretty song and dance …. but just run out of time at the end of the week)

I demoed a dance called Never Love Again - Paul Snooke (AUS) / Guillaume Richard (FR) (Advanced) 64 Counts 1 Wall

And a quick walk through of I Close My Eyes – Hazel Pace (UK) (Beginner Waltz) 42 Counts 4 Wall and a hand through of Baby Shark!

It’s was a fantastic week of socials and classes.








TAURANGA SOCIAL by Heather Coleman

Posted: Friday 19th April 2019


A brief thank you to our NZ Linedance family for your support in attending Heather’s Tauranga Social on 6th April 2019, which was held in the Bethlehem Town Hall (lovely venue).


Approximately 139 linedancers rolled up from 17 areas/suburbs, plus Tauranga, Mount Papamoa, Bethlehem, Welcome Bay and Omokoroa.  Also, 25 teachers attended.


Comments by text sent to me included ‘Loved Your Social’, ‘Awesome Social’, ‘Great Job’, ‘We had a Great Time’, ‘Great Social’, ‘Loved The Old Dances’ and ‘Just Like Old Times’.


My grateful thanks to DJ Anna Den Otter from Te Aroha, who did a great job, not only for being DJ on the day, but for putting my programme together, printing it, etc. etc., and bringing Lorraine to help with the dancing.


To my class members, ‘Thank You’ for all your support.  Those who could not attend also gave freely – hence the wonderful Raffles.


After all expenses were reimbursed, $380 went to St Johns Appeal and $250 to the Ruel Foundation, Philippines.


We were lucky to have Marilyn Frost from Rangiora visit Tauranga and dance with us at Omokoroa, also at Mount RSA Saturday morning and teach 4 new dances to my class.


If ever any of you are visiting this way, please give me a ring or text on 027 4876332 and come dance at one of our classes, we have a class most days and I can let you know where (or you can check our listing on the North Island Classes page).



Heather Coleman


Mr & Mrs Ed: Many thanks Heather for your letter for publication.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and all those who have kindly made donations to cover the annual costs of keeping this site going - either through the PayPal button on the site or by sending a payment to us at The Beat, PO Box 16442, Hornby, Christchurch, 8441.





Posted: Monday 25th February 2019


Hi Everyone, just thought I would let you know what dances I taught this year so far.


At our new Tataunui class venue - aka Morrinsville Line Dancers:

DOWN AT THE HONKY TONK – [Darren Mitchell, BEG]
MUSIC TO MY EYES – [Derek Steele & Simon Ward, IMP]
TAI-WANT LOVE – [Debbie Rushton & Simon Ward, INT]
IMITATION LOVE – [Gary Lafferty, AB]
COLADA KICK – [Paul Snooke, BEG]
WATCH THE TEMPO – [Joey, Guillaume, Fred… ADV]
ON A MISSION – [Audrey Watson, AB & BEG]
SHORT SKIRT WEATHER – [Lisa M, Johns-Grose & Tracy H, BEG]
CRYING FOR YOU – [Linda Burgess, INT]
ON MY WAY! – [Lee Hamilton, BEG]
POWER OVER ME – [Roy Verdonk, Annette Rosendahl Dam, Jef Camps, INT]

Dances taught at Pukekohe – aka Puni Line Dancers:

TAI-WANT LOVE – [Debbie Rushton & Simon Ward, INT]
MUSIC TO MY EYES – [Derek Steele & Simon Ward, IMP]
WATCH THE TEMPO – [Joey, Guillaume, Fred… ADV]
OH ME OH MY OH – [Rob Fowler, IMP]
ON MY OWN – [Mike Stringer (UK), INT]
CRYING FOR YOU – [Linda Burgess, INT]
GRAFFITI – [Karl-Harry Winson, High INT]


Hope to catch you on the dancefloor soon.


Celia x




Posted: Friday 8th February 2019


Hi Mr & Mrs Ed & our Beat Linedance friends

Greetings from Singapore as we celebrate Chinese New Year - It’s the Year of The PIG!

I see that The Beat has a new great website now - some old friends are still on the site, some are gone.

We are still line dancing - if any one visits Singapore please come and see us.

K C & Rosemary
Danzbuddies SINGAPORE
KC Ang email:




Posted: Mon 28th January 2019


Dedicated Dance DJ        Gary Lafferty

Dedicated Dance Artist    Richard Palmer

The Irene Crossley For The Love Of Dance Award    George Crutchlow (Copperknob)

UK Instructor    Fred Whitehouse

International Instructor    Maddison Glover (AUS)

UK Choreographer    Fred Whitehouse

International Choreographer    Gary O`Reilly (IRE)

Female Dance Personality    Maddison Glover (AUS)

Male Dance Personality    Gary O`Reilly (IRE)

Hall Of Fame Inductee    Dave Baycroft

Rising Star    Blaire Morgan

Absolute Beginner Dance    Rocket To The Sun by Maddison Glover (AUS)

Beginner Dance    I Close My Eyes by Hazel Pace

Improver Dance    Groovy Love by Daniel Trepat (NL), Fred Whitehouse and Jonas Dahlgren (FR)

Intermediate Dance    Vanotek Cha by Gary O`Reilly (IRE)

Advanced Dance    Blaze Of Glory by Fred Whitehouse, Neils Poulsen (DK), Shane McKeever and Simon Ward (AUS)

Wild Card Dance    Come Alive by Rachael McEnaney-White (UK/US) and Shane McKeever

Dance Of The Year    Vanotek Cha by Gary O`Reilly (IRE)

Outstanding Dance Achievement (for dances that have continually been in the charts and nominated for awards for years)
Lipstick Powder & Paint by Steve & Claire Rutter,
Mamma Maria by Frank Trace (USA),
Superheroes by Maggie Gallagher,
Young Blood by Peter Metelnick & Alison Biggs




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