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February to March round up

A catch up of what RED HOT & COUNTRY has been up to for the last few months..........

Lets have a look at how RED HOT spent February and March 2014

FEBRUARY


Early February we got our delivery of our updated promo material. Make sure you ask us for one, it has all the dates of our socials for the year and
details on how to contact us for functions and demo's etc.

our shiny new flyers and cards

Kathryn and Kelvin were excited to take part in the NSW linedance ball fundraiser workshop/social day. It was held at the Greyhound Club at Yagoona and was very well attended. They raised about $800 to go towards the balls fundraising tally. Kathryn and Kelvin were invited to teach their dance "Mountain Girl" and it was very well received with everyone getting into the spirit of the actions and 'yee-haws'

Mountain Girl being work-shopped

Our first social of the year was our "Valentines Day" social .... check out the earlier post about this fun night - we love fancy dress nights at RED HOT & COUNTRY

some snaps from the Valentines Day social

MARCH

Kathryn and Kelvin continued to teach classes each week at Austral and Nepean, with Kathryn teaching most of the beginner and early intermediate dances and Kelvin the intermediate section. Both classes are lots of fun with a great group of dancers coming each week

Kelvin and Kathryn doing what they love !

After their successes in Tamworth, Kathryn had sent details to the local paper, they finally picked up the story and in March there was a great article in the Liverpool Leader on the success of RED HOT & COUNTRY at the Australian Championships

photos in the Liverpool Leader - March 2014

When the photographer came to take the photo - Kathryn and Kelvin recognised him from a previous photo shoot 4 years earlier when Kathryn attended her first Mayworth Competition. The photographer even remembered the 'pose' he had them do, and wanted to recreate it, when the newspaper came out, they discovered they had used the same photo !! (and yes Kelvin could still jump that high !!!)

 

Penrith Press 2010 (photo by Melyvn Knipe)

While not specifically line dance related, Kathryn and Kelvin spent a weekend in March with a whole lot of other linedancers at CMC rocks the hunter, this event draws country music fans from all over. There are some great acts from Australia and overseas that make up a great program of entertainment for the whole weekend. It is always great to hang with people who share your love of country music. Maddison Glover organised for us to have some cool t'shirts made up for the 'headline' act Toby Keith .... we could spot each other in the 20,000 plus crowd in our stand out shirts.

Showing off their CMC shirts

Without doubt, one of Kelvin and Kathryn's favourite artists was Clay Walker, he was a standout and it was just disapointing that he didn't have a longer set, his voice was amazing and was a true country performer

In the moshpit for Clay Walker

Because we like to dress up !! We had Irish Day's for to celebrate St Patricks Day, there was a lot of 'green' and Kelvin taught two Irish dances, "Irish Stew" and "the Blarney Roses" was a fun night as usual

The Nepean gang get in the spirit of St Patricks Day

The 22nd of March was a BUSY day for RED HOT & COUNTRY. We had a full day at the Penrith Festival, doing demos, promoting our classes at our stall and taking part in the parade, it was a Rock and Roll themed event and we had a blast. We did little mini demo's and teaches all day long.


Kathryn and Kelvin manning the stall

The gang ready to dance down the street behind our decked out van

But there was no rest after such a busy day ..... it was straight home to pack for the RED HOT fundraiser social that was on that night, Kathryn declared the theme of the night 'tired and exhausted' and so many of our dancers felt the same way..... it was, as always a fun night with lots of dances old and new and everyone getting some of their requests played. We raised around $400 to go towards the NSW line dance ball fundraising tally

Kathryn and Kelvin with Ronald                Sandy and Chris always get into the spirit of the evening

our RED HOT DJ


Kathryn and Belinda had no trouble getting into the 'tired and exhausted' theme of the night

To finish off March with a 'bang' we had the NSW state linedance ball ... but that deserves a post of its own .... stay tuned !!!