Sunday evenings can often be dull. Many a time I have spent them pottering about at home preparing for the onslaught of dreariness which is fast moving towards me. (Monday Morning!!!) I am aware of the dark mist that circles my head and slowly descends with the ticking clock as the evening progresses and I slowly but surely make my way towards the back to work blues. You know that no matter what you do, there is no escaping it. Try as you might you cant outrun it. You can sit back and wait to accept your fate, or you can go Line Dancing.
Line Dance Fusion hosts a teaching and social dancing class every Sunday night at The Beechwood Pub, Blackburn.
The Beechwood used to be a Working Mens Club but is now under new management and has become a Pub which is good news if you want to bring your partner for a drink as no membership is required. It is based in Little Harwood Blackburn and if you are coming by car the postcode is BB1 5JL.
Starting with the outside, on approach you will find the club under the arches of the railway bridge. There is a large car park and the entrance is around the back.
The pub is well attended by regulars from the locality and hosts various events and activities every week from Karaoke to Pool and Darts Tournaments.
On entering the premises a warm welcome is certain, the decor may be a little tired but the friendly vibe is always present and the attentive staff serve a wide variety of drinks at competitive prices.
The Function room known as ‘the hangar’ due to its outwardly design has its own entrance from the car park or you can enter through the pub. It houses a large dance floor, seating for 150 people and an ample stage area.
The Function room is available for hire for birthdays, weddings, christenings for details call Ged on 01254 54567
For the last 6 months, I have run a beginners class from 6:30pm and Intermediates from 8:00pm. It is an opportunity to dance requests but also learn up to date chart dances. I like to call it our ‘Sunday Socials’.
Every 3 months I organise a live music and Line Dancing Event and Sunday 15th June I was lucky enough to book Fools Gold Country Duo to play. Here is a link to their website. http://foolsgold.webs.com/.
The event started at 7:30pm, Debbie & Paul arrived at 6:30pm to set up their equipment. They were lovely people and very experienced and professional. They have a playlist on their site which is regularly updated and I informed them of dances which I knew our group could do so they could ensure we all danced all night.
They were up to date with current chart dances and threw in some golden oldies and catered for all tastes with country and pop.
Playlist (Fools Gold)
Dream Lover, Inspiration, One Shot, Lamtarra Rumba, Just for grins (Billy be bad), Ever seen the rain, Little bit gypsy, Disappearing Tail Lights, Whiskeys gone, Silver Lining, Knee Deep, Mexifest, Fly High, Come as you are, Shoebox, Just a memory, Barn Dance, 1,2,3,4, Dance with me tonight, Same thing happened to me, Belle of Liverpool, Half Past nothing, Driven.
They added extra dances and asked for requests and they gave a choice of a minimum of 2 or 3 dances that could be danced to some tracks.
My Playlist (DJSuziBeau)
Rhyme or Reason, Caballero, My new life, My first Love, Voulez vous danser, Walking the line, Throw away the key, Disconnected, Troublemaker, Timber, We forgot to dream, Dont say goodbye, Liquid Lunch, All I can say, Into the Arena, Tango de passion, Pot of Gold, Jump on a ride, Tempted, Raggle Taggle Gypsy O, Hit the road Jack, Funky Strut, Boat to Liverpool, Chill Factor, Charleston at the Ritz, Walk alone, Amame, Wow Tokyo, In my heart, Hey Brother, No mans land.
For the third live set Paul welcomed Nigel Slater on stage to duo with him. Nigel is relatively new on the Line Dancing / Country Music scene. He is a talented singer and guitar player and kept the dancers on their toes throughout his set. Nigel is based in Preston Lancashire and can be contacted on 07974265835 for bookings.
A great night was had by all, here are some of the comments from our dancers.
“I absolutely loved Fools Gold they were brilliant!”
“they were good and good to look at. ”
“Great night my feet are burning still lol”
“Really good night x”
“I just want to thank Suzi Beau for organising such a fantastic night. Fool’s Gold were excellent and it was such a good turn out.”
“Yes was a fantastic night x”
“Yes was brill x”
The next Live Music Event will be on Sunday 21st September with talented guitar-man Andy Ash.
This is Andy’s second visit to “The Beechwood” for Line Dance Fusion. He wowed dancers with his incredible guitar solos which were the topic of conversation for days. Not only was he up to date with Line dancer charts but he had a varied set which included some great golden oldies to suit all dancers tastes.
Andy can can be contacted for bookings on http://www.andyashcountry.com/
Keep updated with our events calendar. http://www.freewebs.com/lonestardanceranch/apps/calendar/