Moonshine & wife Anne took Janette & myself under there wing & over the next few months taught us everything they knew! we enrolled onto the D&G school of dance & did our teacher training & qualified at hemsby along with lissie clark & Norma Bill Morisson in 1988 that same year we were asked by Dick & Geneva to teach dancing at Pontins St Marys Bay in Devon country festivals all around the country .
1988 & western dance taking of now but lots of c/w clubs not allowing dancing in the first live spot & only low background music inbetween we decided to start our own club just for western dancing found a local church hall & called it Western Express this was in Ingol Preston soon had 12 eager members all couples & teaching Line & Partner to them all 12 soon turned into 25 & we had to move the the much larger RAOB club at Leyand lancs ( the club still exists 2016 ) & is now at BAC club in Preston & run by a committee of Dancers ! Very soon it seemed everyone wanted to learn to western dance but not enough teachers so NBWDA was formed by Janette & myself to promote Western dance & provide training for buding instructors ( North British Western Dance Association ) this was i huge success with many people from all over Britain wanting to train so after 6 months or so & in 1989 we dropped the North & became British Western Dance Association or Better Known as BWDA over 1000 Instructors ( from all over the world) trained with BWDA 1990 & Line Dancing is Strarting to Take over now as lots of sin gle people find they can dance without a partner the word Western Dance was now becoming the more Modern term American Line Dancing ! existing dance floors were getting to small 25 turned into 45 & soon it was over 100 at most clubs Line Dancing was about to become Britains Favorite pastime .