What is Line Dancing?
Any form of dance, not just the "yee ha" dances so often associated with American Line Dancing (although we do some of those as well), performed in a line. We Rhumba, Salsa, Waltz, Stomp and Cha Cha Cha - to name but a few. A great way to dance if you don't have a partner to dance with, meet new friends and simply have loads of fun dancing to fantastic music! So come along and escape the pressures of everyday life, even if just for an hour, as a "Side Kick".
Who is Sarah?
A local "girl", now living in Caerwent, Sarah has enjoyed line dancing since 1995, and is very proud to be able to share her love of it (and ever expanding knowledge) with the people who come to these classes. Sarah passed her dancing medals in 2002, started Sarah's Side Kicks in November of 2007, and in 2008 was thrilled to became fully qualified (under the wings of the UKA) as a competent Western Line Dance Teacher.
Will it suit me?
Whatever your previous experience of Line Dancing may be, there is a class suitable for you. "First Steps" (which restart in January, May and September every year) are instructed in all the basic steps incorporated into each dance, and "A Step Further" work at a faster rate, learning longer and more difficult routines. "The Next Step" fall in between the 2. So check out the timetable and come along! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All classes are very laid back - we have FUN!
Where do we meet?
Originating in Caerwent Village Hall and following a short spell in Undy Memorial Hall, a number of years in the Labour Club in Caldicot and until the end of 2017 "The Good Measure" in Caldicot.
The Side Kicks currently dance in Portskewett Church Hall on Monday evenings and Friday mornings. We have a proper wooden floor, a large car park and full kitchen facilites - very handy for our coffee mornings and social nights.
What else do we do?
The Side Kicks have participated in many displays within the local community which is always voluntary and always well supported (which Sarah is very appreciative of) and all donations we receive go towards the costs of various live singers at the annual Christmas party. Sarah enjoys hosting private parties for themed party nights, and organising Western Nights. We are an award winning group, with members achieving success at various levels of medal tests We have frequent lunch/supper dates in various local pubs and charity coffee mornings. 2012 saw our first Carnival float (a fantastic day!) AND many hugely successful weekends away in beautiful hotels in Torquay, Paignton and Bournemouth - venturing "abroad" to The Isle Of Wight in 2018! All in all - a busy bunch!