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Goostrey line dancing teacher wins seven titles in 11 years
1:00pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A WORLD class line dancer and teacher from Goostrey has been busy teaching clients on the back of winning seven titles in 11 years.
Pat Stott, of Main Road, has been a dance teacher for 40 years – 18 as a choreographer and teacher of line dancing.
Linedancer magazine runs the annual Crystal Boot Awards at the Norbreck Castle, in Blackpool, to reward teachers and choreographers promote line dancing.
Pat has picked up seven awards in 11 years. They are voted for by dancers around the world, with nominations put forward in October each year.
Around 50 dancers are shortlisted in five categories – absolute beginner, beginner, improver, intermediate and advanced.
There is also a coveted award each year for the dance of the year, which Pat has picked up twice – one of only two people to achieve the distinction.
Pat teaches in her home village of Goostrey, Mobberley, Poynton, Wilmslow and Mottram St Andrew, and attends many workshops in Europe.
She told the Guardian: “Line dancing is now more modern with dances choreographed to pop music and country. We don’t wear the cowboy hats and boots anymore.
“People still say ‘yee haa’ when you mention you teach line dancing, but they are very shocked when they see it’s not like that anymore.
“Line dancing is fun for all ages and for every ability and is still as popular as it was when it first came to this country.”