Terry and Caroline French of “WESTCOUNTRY KICKERS” have been actively involved in country western dance since 1991.
They first started teaching line and partner dancing for the Dorset District Association of the Camping and Caravanning Club at their annual country western weekends at Sixpenny Handley during the early 90’s.
They started their line dance class (WESTCOUNTRY KICKERS), by request, in Sidmouth during 1996.
Terry trained and qualified as a line and partner dance teacher with the “D&G School for Western Dance Instructors”, and is a member of the “Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance”.
Since 2000 they have been regular teachers of both line and partner dances at annual festivals, for several organisations throughout the country stretching from Cornwall and along the south coast to as far north as Yorkshire, and together, have choreographed many partner dances that have been very well received on the festival circuits both at home and overseas, some of which have been published in international dance magazines and appear on many internet websites. They have received favourable comments, through emails, from instructors as far afield as USA, Canada, Hawaii, Spain, and Holland. (The internet makes this a small world).
Terry has been M.C. and played the interim music at the Exe Ranch club since it was started by Ron and Maureen Turner together with Barry and Joan Smith. Prior to that, he was the membership secretary for the Stockmans CMWDC and was actively involved with the Longhorn CWDC. He is also the M.C. and D.J. at the newly formed Coastliners club in Sidmouth.