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?
If you love music and keeping fit the easy way, maybe you don't have a willing dance partner? - this is for you! All classes are very laid back - we have FUN!
Check out the timetable to find a class (or 2) that suits you...
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 have danced in Portskewett Church Hall for some years now. Following Covid we were very excited to re-start limited Monday evening classes in July 2021, which we are now expanding further on 23rd May 2022. Now that there are no more Covid regulations in the hall, hopefully we can also re-introduce Friday mornings once Sarah's health improves. We have a proper wooden floor and have the use of a large car park within the school, and a fabulous kitchen for coffee mornings and social nights.
What else do we do?
The Side Kicks have participated in many displays both within the local community and further afield over the years, which is always voluntary and always well supported (which Sarah is very appreciative of). All donations we receive go towards the costs of various live singers at our socials and party nights, or donated to Sarah's charity The Wallace and Gromit Appeal. Sarah enjoys hosting private themed party nights, and organising Western Nights. We are an award winning group, with members achieving success at various levels of medal tests.
Apart from appearing at many School and Village Fetes and many Fun Days , 2012 saw our first Carnival float (a fantastic and very hot day!) AND we enjoy many hugely successful weekends away in beautiful hotels in Torquay, Paignton, Bournemouth and The Isle Of Wight. The next holiday is October 2022 and booking forms are available in class. We used to have frequent lunch/supper dates in various local pubs, and charity coffee morning fund raisers - and very much look forward to these becoming regular events once more.
All in all - a busy bunch!