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Case Study: Andy Pankhurst Line Dancing

Capacity:
300
Room:
Wells Room
Layout:
Dancing

For over five years H G Wells has hosted a New Year Line Dancing event run by Andy Pankhurst of the Arizona Line Dancing School covering venues throughout Surrey & Sussex.

This has always proved a very popular annual event with a sell out crowd travelling from all over Surrey and Sussex, and this year was no exception; the Wells Room was full to capacity with enthusiastic line dancers, working off all those extra Christmas calories.

Contrary to popular opinion line dancing was not invented by cowboys.  Line dancing has its origins initially in the 1960’s soul music scene in America, followed in the ‘70’s by the trend of dancing in lines in the discos.  In the ‘80’s Billy Ray Cyrus released his video to Achy Breaking Heart and it was only then that line dancing took off in the UK.

H G Wells is one of the only Surrey venues with the capacity to host the Arizona Line Dancing School New Year event.    The Wells Room was booked to accommodate the 200 plus dancers, as plenty of space is required, and with a dance floor of almost 500 square meters, a fully stocked bar at very reasonable prices, easy access by road with plenty of parking available, it provided the perfect venue for this event. 

The bespoke set up was arranged with plenty of large tables and chairs. The comprehensive sound system and extensive lighting rig consisting of over 60 lights was all included in the room hire for superb light and sound.   

If you are interested in coming along to this very popular event this year, make a note in your diary now for Saturday 28th December 2019.   

We also host other dance events such as Dance Woking; Tea Dances and Ceroc for many dance forms including Salsa, Ballroom & Latin American, Hip Hop, Street dance, Musical Theatre, Tango and Jive.  See our What’s On page for more information or call us on 014783 712710. 

 

This has always proved a very popular annual event with a sell out crowd travelling from all over Surrey and Sussex, and this year was no exception; the Wells Room was full to capacity with enthusiastic line dancers, working off all those extra Christmas calories.