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Hey Guys, please remember if you like to vote for the Australian Line Dance Awards once a month:
Would love your support for Choreographer / Personality
And also Intermediate dance – The World and or Improver Dance Knock On Wood.
Thanks Heaps.
Chris Watson
G'Day USA Country Music 7 Dance Tour
Included Pigeon Forge, Nashville, Memphis, Austin and Las Vegas.
Pics at http://community.webshots.com/user/d2dtmw86?vhost=community  or www.dare2dance.org  look out for more holidays at the Dare 2 Dance website. Full article and more pics to follow - currently still in USA!
The Australian Line Dance Awards are now open for voting
You can vote monthly for your favourite dancers, choreographer, personality , website etc. The 5th year of these great awards, celebrating those that are committed to line dance in Australia. Previous Winners results are on the above website.
Huge Country Music News – Floating Country Music Festival!
Guest Artists, Line Dancing, Country Karaoke Country Cocktail Party and more.
Limited spaces. I know this is for 2008 but Don’t miss out!!!

               Felicity Urquhart                                    Aleyce Simmonds                           
Hey Guys, Pic snow on line from The Ashby House Australian Line Dance festival
Go to
www.dare2dance.org  follow the link to the Line Dance Festival and there you will see them, enjoy! Thank you to the Hundreds of people that attended this great event, see you all again next year.
S.E Qld
33418059 / 0403225313
Line Dance Holidays in Nashville
Dancing up a storm in Country Music Capital
Tamworth, Friday 27 April 2007:
On the back of a very successful event in 2006,
Australia’s biggest line dance event, the Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival is
returning to Tamworth on Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 May 2007 for what guarantees to be
an even bigger showcase of all things line-dancing related.
It is expected there will be more than 600 people converging on Australia’s Country
Music Capital in under a fortnight’s time, including a number of guests from New
Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, USA and across every state in Australia.
“The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival enhances Tamworth’s reputation as the
Country Music Capital and is an ideal event to be held on the back of the international ly
recognised Festival given line-dancing is synonymise with country music… there is no
better place in Australia to hold the event than Tamworth,” said Ms Rebel Thomson,
General Manager, Tourism Tamworth.
The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival has grown exponentially in the past 12
months and in 2007, will move its primary venue to the West Tamworth Leagues Club on
Philip Street as well as continuing to hold a number of activities at Tamworth
Shoppingworld on Bridge Street.
The four-day Festival will be jam-packed with various line-dancing workshops, and
themed social events that all visitors are invited to take part in. Alternatively, the
competition sections will feature some of the best line-dancers in the world making it a
spectacular spectator sport.
There are a limited number of ticket passes available for Australia's largest line-dancing
workshop event outside of Tamworth's January Festival; anyone interested in taking part
is encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out.
“The local community and business houses have been incredibly supportive of this event
which has greatly assisted the push to keep the event in Tamworth rather than it moving
to Sydney,” added Ms Thomson.
The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival received a further boost this year with
the addition of new (and continuing) sponsors, as well as the much-needed support of
Ashby House which has agreed to come on-board for three more years.
For any further information about the Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival or for a
copy of the program, please contact Chris Watson on 0404 170 276 or visit the website
Alternatively, for details about other events coming up in the Tamworth region contact
Tourism Tamworth on 02 6767 5300 or log onto www.visittamworth.com .
Line Dancers Ready to Burn up the Floor
The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival
May 3rd-6th 2007.
Australia’s only line dance festival is set to take over Tamworth for 4 action packed days in May. The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival is now in its 3rd year and is growing bigger and better each year. The 4 day event is Australia’s largest line dance workshop event outside of the Tamworth January festival and the Competition is Australia’s only chance to qualify for CWDI ICE INTERNATIONAL WORLDS.

In 2007 the 4 day festival see’s most of its events moved to West’s Leagues Club with some events taking place at Tamworth Shopping World and Peel st but most to take place over 2 venues within Wests. The festival keeps in tune with Tamworth’s Country Music and Country Music goers won’t be disappointed with the chance to see live bands at Wests and at the Pub on the Friday night. The 4 day festival has a wide range od activities from Live Bands, 5 great socials, Street and Shopping centre dancing, non stop workshops, two stepping, competition, choreography and vendors.

The Ashby House Motor Inn & Restaurant are the major sponsor of the festival securing it in Tamworth and have fantastic rates over the period. Step Forward Orthotics and Tourism Tamworth are the other 2 major supporters of the event helping bring the biggest names in Line Dance to one venue for the huge event.

Guests Include: Simon Ward, Mark Simpkin, Chris Watson, Kelvin Dale, Justine Shuttleworth, Jennifer Hughes, Thomas O Dwyer, Carl Sullivan, Tracie Lee, Jon Peepin, Linda Burgess, Tim Gauci, Cathryn Proudfoot, Wendy Hughes, Trish Davis, Roxanne Kumre, Bill Larson, Kevin & Maria Smith, Barbara Hile, Kate Moore and from Singapore Philip Sobreno. This is just part of the extensive lists lined up for this massive line dance event. The Step Forward Workshop Woolshed located inside West’s leagues club will feature 6 workshops daily from 10am.

Spectators will be treated to line dancing like they have never seen it before with dancers battling it out for The Ashby Cup with fantastic routines this will change the way you think of line dancing. Hundreds of entries are forecast for the competitions from solos, duo’s, trios, teams, mavericks and freestyle routines burning up the floor. The Non stop programme features line dance events from 10am-midnight daily, with nightly entertainment featuring live bands also at various venues throughout the city.

5 fantastic socials include 3 themed socials with a Disco Theme, a Country Theme and a Line Dancers Prom Red, White and Blue Formal theme with a huge array of great guest DJ’s to keep the tunes mixing with all the favourite dancers and a nice mix of both country and non country music.

For first time dancers the workshops are catering for all levels and if you want to learn how to two step this is the place to do it.

Dancers are booked in from Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and all over NSW. Hundreds of dancers have already reserved their place for this brilliant event with limited tickets on sale. More information can be found at www.dare2dance.org for Australia’s hottest line dance event, make sure you don’t miss The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival

Photos courtesy of
http://www.kreativmindzz.com/ -Kreativ Mindzz 
I Know I am asking a lot but would love an article on this, last year someone there did a 2 page spread was great, it’s a huge event for Tamworth and we are fighting to keep it here. Expected to attract about 800 to the city. Thanks hun
The Ashby House Australian Line Dance festival
The Ashby House Australian Line Dance festival is on again and 2007 will see this event to be a huge festival. Australia’s only line dance festival with 4 days of non stop action. Tamworth’s Ashby House Motor Inn & Restaurant have secured sponsorship for the next 3 years which has secured the event to stay in Tamworth – Australia’s home of Country Music & Line Dancing.

The 4 day event has also seen a change in home with most events being held at West Tamworth leagues club. “It will be exciting to be able to have 2 rooms running at the same venue, which will keep the event going non stop and be great for visitors” said event director Chris Watson.

The festival also boasts Australia’s best line up of dance Instructors including: Tamworth’s own international line dance personality Chris Watson, and from out of town Mark Simpkin, Carl Sullivan, Kelvin Dale, Cathryn Proudfoot, Jennifer Hughes, Bill Larson, Wendy Hughes, Tracie Lee, Kevin & Maria Smith, Roxanne Kumre, Justine Shuttleworth and From Singapore Philip Sobreno also a unannounced USA dance personality.

The 4 Day event features Australia’s only worlds Qualifying Competition, Standard Competition, Freestyle Competitions, Maverick Competitions, Choreography Competitions, Workshops, Vendors, Street dancing , socials and more. The event also hosts one of the Largest Cash prize pools in Australia.

Pre ticket sales already include guests from Singapore, New Zealand, USA and most states of Australia. Tickets are limited and early bookings are recommended as the festival will sell out. The event it set to attract dancers from all over the world to Tamworth.

“It is a great time of year to come back to Tamworth with less crowds but for a fantastic event, I had a ball “ said past guest Anne McCool from Port Macquarie.

The event features first class competition for all age levels. Spectators will have lots to see and do with something always happening and those who are just starting to learn how to dance will be able to join in on the basic 1st time lessons. The Line Dance Festival also features two stepping and clogging workshops and is to add Rock & Roll dancing to the list. 4 sizzling hot days are planned for the Tamworth Festival with record crowd expected for the event.

The Ashby House Australian Line Dance Festival will run from the 3rd-6th May 2007 and be held at West Tamworth Leagues Club, full info or bookings can be made at www.dare2dance.org or by calling the event hotline on 0404170276.

Hey All, The 2007 CMA FAN FAIR TOUR
is now selling fast, would love to see you on it!!
Kind Regards
Chris Watson
Senior Sales Executive
Jetset, Tamworth
"For People Who are going places"
Your Tour Includes
􀀳 Return economy airfares with United Airlines
from Sydney including airtaxes*
􀀳 12 nights accommodation
􀀳 Daily tickets to the CMA, Music Festival
􀀳 Extensive sightseeing
􀀳 All meals and entry fees as per itinerary
􀀳 Airport transfers in the USA
􀀳 Travelmarvel travel bag, luggage labels and
ticket wallet
Tour Date & Price
15 Day USA Line Dance & Country Music Tour
4 June 2007
$5,998* per person, twin share.
Rate based on min 30 travellers. Single Traveller price on application.

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office hours and not weekends & public holidays. Days of Notice: 75 or more: $500.00 fee, 75-42 day: 50% of fare, 42-7 day: 90% of fare, 7 or less: 100% of fare
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Laundry, phone calls, passport & visa fees, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, travel insurance, drinks and snacks outside of normal meal times.
Tour prices are quoted in Australian dollars. All rooms have private facilities. Hotel contact details will be supplied with final documents.
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G’ Day
USA Country Music and Line Dance Tour
4 -18 June 2007
From $5968 pp
Includes: Return airfares from Sydney, 13 day fully escorted tour, meet and greet at the airport, luxury private coach transport, all breakfasts, 3 dinners, admission to Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s Theme Park) , admission to Dixie Stampede, tickets to the CMA FAN FAIR country music festival featuring the hottest country acts, tour of Memphis and Gracelands, Austin City tour, Las Vegas City Tour , line dancing, country music, taxes and more.
*Note Taxes and airfares can change until ticketed
$650 deposit is needed to secure the booking.
Visit these great USA Cities:
Charlotte , Pigeon Forge, Nashville, Memphis, Austin and Las Vegas.
Fully Escorted by Chris Watson.
Limited numbers – don’t miss out.
For more info call Chris at Jetset on (02) 67668400
Kind Regards
Chris Watson
Travel Consultant
Jet Set, Tamworth
"For People Who are going places"

For further information about the becoming a competitor in the Australian Line Dancing or have any general enquiries about events, contact Chris Watson on 0404 170 276 or visit www.geocities.com/linedancefestival . Alternatively contact Tourism Tamworth on 02 6767 5300 or go to the website www.visittamworth.com .
Chris & Kelvin Organise The Black & White Awards Ball.
Chris Watson in Tamworth - 0404170276
or Kelvin Dale in Sydney 0414795528

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