Learn how to partner dance in Bicester

Western partner dancing in Bicester by JB Western Dance PNL-140321-103314001
Western partner dancing in Bicester by JB Western Dance PNL-140321-103314001

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Julie and Brian Minns, have set up JB Western Dance, and will be launching new partner dance classes from next month where people can learn to dance to modern country music with a partner or a friend.

Partner dancing involves learning a repeating pattern of steps that can be danced progressively around the dance floor, outside the line dancers.

On a dance floor, line dancers are in the middle of the floor, with social dancers at the front, and partner dancers going around the outside.

The class will also encourage and help with dance floor etiquette so everyone can use the dance floor together.

People who want to take part need to bring a partner.

All skill levels are welcome, but at the start, dances will be targeted towards beginners to allow dancers to learn the basic step pattern.

Julie and Brian have lived in Bicester since 2001 and have been teaching partner dancing for the past seven years.

They also assist the Country Music Club, in Westcott.

The classes start on April 1, and run from 8pm to 10.30pm, at the Bicester and District Ex-Services Club, in Sheep Street. There is a licensed bar.

The club will also hold monthly live country music events, featuring acts from the British country music scene.

The first social night is on April 25 with country music duo Cheyenne. The band consists of Ky and Angie Rivers, who began playing the UK country scene after previously working in the Canary Islands and Spain.

Doors open at 7.15pm, with dancing from 7.30pm. Entry is £7. There is also a raffle.

For more information contact Julie or Brian Minns on 01869 327705 or email info@jbwesternedance.co.uk.

You can also visit www.jbwesterndance.co.uk where you can also see a video of partner dancing in action.