In 2019 I became the new owner and Dance Instructor of the Holiday Coast Bootscooters in Coffs Harbour (previously successfully run by Robyn Ward for over 25 years). I was introduced to line dancing in 2014, fell in love with it, became one of Robyns' students, and have been passionate about it ever since.
I have choreographed four dances - Never Look Back which I choreographed with Wayne Beazley in 2020, Take It Slow, Hippie Dress which I choreographed with Ann Gorman and my latest dance is All I wanna Do Is Dance.
My aim is to introduce line dancing to everyone from the young to the mature aged. Line Dancing is a great form of exercise, and is good for the mind, body and spirit. No previous dance experience is required, you will be taught in a graduated manner scaled to your own ability, and are free to do as much or as little as you are comfortable with. New students start with the basics, and encouraged to progress so that they can make the most of this social activity.
Christine Tyson is an assistant teacher to Deborah and has been dancing at Holiday Coast Bootscooters since December 1995.
Her love for the dance has given her the confidence not only to teach, but also choreograph dances. Christine has choreographed 16 dances so far with the most recent ones being Outside Looking In, Beautiful Thing, Good Ol' Boys and Six Feet Apart.
“I love the fact that you don’t need a partner to line dance and over the years I have made many good friends. My enthusiasm for the love of dance has never waned” said Christine.
Liz is an assistant teacher to Deborah and has been dancing at Holiday Coast Bootscooters (HCBs) since June 2018.
Liz took up line dancing after seeing an ad for Holiday Coast Bootscooters in her local newspaper and it didn't take long before she was hooked. During the first half of 2020, Liz spent a lot of time taking online line dance lessons (courtesy of COVID-19!) with line dance teachers from around Australia. This helped her develop skills and confidence so when face-to-face dancing returned, she willingly took up Debbie's offer to assist with HCBs classes. Liz loves showing others how they can have as much fun line dancing as she does.
Kathy began line dancing in 2007 and is now an assistant teacher to Deborah.
Kathy loved line dancing from the very beginning and advanced in a very short time. Her passion for helping others on the dance floor was evident and began assisting Deb with the beginner and improver dancers, Kathy has gained great confidence in this role.
”Line dancing is great fun and I love being able to pass it on to others and seeing the confidence they gain and the enjoyment they get out of dancing. A great thing about teaching a dance is seeing the look on their faces when they realise they can do the dance."
Robyn is the founder of Holiday Coast Bootscooters.
She is a valued honorary member and has a wealth of dancing experience spanning more than 25 years.
In 2019 we celebrated her Silver Jubilee with a Masquerade Ball and celebration photo board from throughout her years of teaching.