Friday afternoon saw the arrival of hundreds of line dancers who were looking forward to the 12th Pakefield line dance weekend. After dinner Mark Caley’s Disco kicked the evening off and he soon had the dance floor packed. The live entertainment was provided by Plain Loco. Steve and Tony pulled out all the stops and created a great party atmosphere and for their encore invited members of the audience on stage to play a variety of percussive instruments. Supported by Mark Caley the dance floor was full until the early hours.
The resident dance instruction team of Charlotte Macari and Michelle Risley assisted by The Celtic Cowboy Disco taught some great new dances at the Saturday morning and afternoon workshops. There was also partner dance instruction in the other ballroom with Dawn & Carole. This years Linedancers hall of fame inductee Glenn Rogers entertained the lunchtime dancers as only he can with a well balanced programme of dance favorites. On Saturday night it was the turn of one of the crowds favourite performers Gemma Fairweather who played two excellent spots and was in fine voice. Once again the dancers were left in the capable hands of Mark Caley to keep the floor busy until 2am.
The dance instruction continued on Sunday morning and afternoon with Charlotte, Michelle, Dawn & Carole and The Celtic Cowboy. The dances taught during the weekend were Sugar Candy, In this life, Don’t Kill the DJ, Smilin’ Song, Leona’s Letter, Haywired, Feels like Summer and It’s you for me. Alan Gregory was the guest artistes at lunchtime and with his great choice of dance songs blended with his brand of humour the crowd would only let him leave the stage after four encores. The artistes on Sunday evening were this years Linedancer Magazine crystal boot winner Natalie, 4 Card Trick and Mark Caley. Natalie opened the evening and the crowd loved her choice of material and wonderful vocals asking her for four encores at the end of her show. Then it was 4 Card Trick. Glenn Rogers, Les Evans, Jon Keys and Ian Walton are all excellent musicians and with lead vocals from Glenn and Jon they got a great reception and kept the floor full. They were joined on stage by Natalie for the finale and they ended their spot with the crowd shouting for more. It was then left to the hard working Mark Caley to finish off a great weekend.
After breakfast on Monday morning it was time to say goodbye for another year and judging by the amount of people in reception re-booking for 2011 the weekend was a great success.
For more information on the May 2011 weekend please contact Jon Keys on 01304 851708/07711 166817 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org