ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLDING A SUCCESSFUL BARN DANCE OR LINE DANCE
BARN DANCE HIRE – HOE DOWN HIRE – SQUARE DANCE HIRE – LINE DANCE INSTRUCTOR HIRE – BARN DANCE BAND HIRE — CEILIDH BAND HIRE–AMERICAN BARN DANCE BAND HIRE–WESTERN THEMED EVENTS
HOW TO ORGANISE A SUCCESSFUL BARN DANCE OR LINE DANCE
THEN RELAX AND READ BELOW FOR USEFUL INFORMATION AND STEPS TO MAKE IT A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Holding a BARN DANCE/ LINE DANCE is one of the best ways of solving your entertainment problem if you have to cater to people of varying ages and abilities. The ONLY form of Entertainment that can get IMMEDIATE AND INSTANT audience involvement and FUN without any previous dancing experience, skill or rhythm is a BARN DANCE/ LINE DANCE.
A big advantage of a Barn Dance. Line Dance is that you get the ULTIMATE SOCIAL MIXING EXPERIENCE—simple and easy Dances are generally used to encourage beginners and those who have not been to a Barn Dance before.
NO LINE/ BARN DANCING EXPERIENCE NEEDED – THE BARN/LINE DANCE INSTRUCTOR WILL SHOW GUESTS ALL THE MOVES
With the experience of our EXPERIENCED BARN DANCE CALLER / SQUARE DANCE CALLER and PRESENTERS using Professional Sound Systems to play music and take your guests through the steps, your Barn Dance will go with a real SWING very quickly.
Generally, the Dances and movements used at a Barn Dance are hundreds of years old and have been passed down through generations, CONTINUING TO BE POPULAR because they are easy to use, simple and fun.
Dancing is in couples and in sets ranging from 2 couples to 10 couples or more—in Circles, Squares or Longways—numbers don’t really matter as long as there are enough people to fill up your Dancing space.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR EVENT ORGANISERS THINKING OF HOLDING A BARN / SQUARE DANCE
A Barn Dance is absolutely ideal for people who have little or no Dancing skills because most of the movements are natural to all of us—like linking your arm with someone else or holding hands to form a circle, you see these things happening every day— for example in a School playground.
To ensure your guests at the Barn Dance know what to do your Barn Dance Caller for the evening is your MC, Teacher and Instructor, using his knowledge and experience to decide which Dances best suit the audience as regards speed and complexity, CALLING out changes in movements as they occur during each Barn Dance.
When the Dancers progress under the Instructions of the Barn Dance Caller during the evening to more complicated Dances never worry about remembering the movements and changes—it is the job of the Barn Dance Caller to remind everyone what to do–when to do it and who do it with! This is why he will often politely refuse offers of large amounts of alcohol! If he cant remember what to do—you have no chance!
A Line Dance is absolutely ideal for people who have little or no Dancing skills because our Callers use simple easy to follow movements that even beginners can follow.
It is the job of the Line Dance Instructor to show simple movements and dance patterns which can fit with the Line Dancing Music. The Music tends to be American Country and Western tunes.
HOW LONG DO BARN DANCE/ LINE DANCE PARTIES LAST?
Each Barn Dance lasts around 10 to 15 minutes including a walk through by the Barn Dance Caller to learn the steps and changes—the Barn Dance Event can be run for 3 or 4 hours with breaks between Dances of around 10 minutes.
The breaks between Dances allow you to get your breath back and socialise with friends whilst listening to background music which keeps the toes tapping away whilst looking forward to the next Dance.
WHAT SORT OF MUSIC IS PLAYED AT A BARN DANCE/ LINE DANCE?
The Music at a Social Barn Dance event will be a mixture of mainly traditional tunes drawn from England, Scotland, Ireland and America and also sometimes popular Second World War tunes from the 1940s all of which give an excellent atmosphere for not only Dancing but also Singing.
The Music at a Barn Dance to accompany the Dancing is played either through a Sound System using recorded Music or if your budget allows a Live Band is used.
WHERE SHOULD A BARN DANCE/LINE DANCE BE HELD?
A Barn Dance can be held in most locations as mentioned above, Clothing can be casual and for an authentic evening Straw or Cowboy Hats and colourful Check Shirts always brighten up the Barn Dance as well as providing an excellent reason for presenting PRIZES to the best dressed Lady/Gent OR Boy/Girl at the Barn Dance, in addition to a PRIZE for the Best Dancers.
Barn Dance footwear should be comfortable to allow for twisting and turning and dancing on less than perfect surfaces.
Similar rules apply to Line Dancing.
FULL-TIME PROFESSIONALS WITH THE EXPERIENCE TO MAKE YOUR EVENT SUCCESSFUL 100 PER CENT RELIABLE–WE WON’T LET YOU DOWN
ANY Social or Wedding can use the BARN DANCE OR LINE DANCE style of Entertainment for Dancing in ANY Hall, Barn, House or Hotel. YOUR EVENT can become a FUN BARN DANCE OR FUN LINE DANCE evening making it what everyone wants.
A BIG SUCCESS TO REMEMBER FOR A LONG TIME.
AS AN ADDED BONUS WE CAN ADD A PARTY OR COUNTRY DISCO AT THE END OF THE EVENING
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The Music at a LINE DANCE event will be a mixture of mainly AMERICAN COUNTRY AND WESTERN tunes PLUS SOME POP TUNES which most people will know.
The Music at a LINE DANCE to accompany the Dancing is USUALLY played either through a Sound System using recorded Music or
LINE DANCE footwear should be comfortable to allow for twisting and turning and dancing on less than perfect if your budget allows a Live Band is sometimes used.surfaces.
WHAT SORT OF EVENTS CAN USE
A BARN OR LINE DANCE THEME?
Any sort of SOCIAL EVENT can use the theme including—
WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, PARTIES, FUND RAISING EVENTS, CORPORATE AND MILITARY EVENTS, SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
WHAT SORT OF FOOD CAN YOU PROVIDE AT A BARN DANCE/ LINE DANCE EVENT?
BARBEQUED FOOD, HOG ROAST, HOT DOGS, SAUSAGES, PLOUGHMANS SUPPER SALADS, HAMBURGERS
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU HIRE ONE OF OUR CALLERS and INSTRUCTORS
We supply an experienced Barn Dance Caller/Line Dance Instructor with recorded music
or with a Band. The Instructor / Caller always brings the sound system and music for this kind of event.
We pride ourselves on reliability over many years in the business and have never let any customer down for a booking.
We arrange for written Confirmation to be issued to secure your booking and if you are considering other providers you should make sure they do this to avoid being let down.
SOME OF THE DANCES YOU MIGHT BE TAUGHT
BARN AND CEILIDH DANCES.
GAY GORDONS, VIRGINIA REEL, SIMPLE BIG SET, LA RUSSE, SIMPLE SQUARE, UNDER AND OVER, COMING ROUND THE MOUNTAIN, STRIP THE WILLOW, THE SILLLY BARN DANCE, BUFFALO GIRLS SQUARE DANCE, MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA, ARKANSAS TRAVELLER, CUMBERLAND REEL,.
ACHY BREAKY HEART, DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY, LET YOUR LOVE FLOW, DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT, COTTON EYED JOE, COWBOY MACARENA, GOD BLESS TEXAS, DONT BRING ME DOWN.
CAN I HIRE A DISCO WITH MY BARN OR LINE DANCE?
SOMETIMES WE CAN SUPPLY A CALLER WHO ALSO CAN DJ FOR YOU WITH LIGHTS—PLEASE ASK
CAN I HIRE COLOURED LIGHTING TO IMPROVE THE ATMOSPHERE AND AMBIENCE IN MY VENUE ?
SOMETIMES THIS IS POSSIBLE AT EXTRA COST— PLEASE ASK
IS MUSIC LIVE OR RECORDED?
IT CAN BE EITHER ACCORDING TO YOUR BUDGET
WHAT YOU GET FROM US
- A first class Professional, efficient, reliable service
- Highly experienced Instructor
- Professional and helpful advice gained from many years of experience of working in the Barn / Line Dance market.
- Tips, helpful ideas and dos and donts to make your function a success over 25 years experience.
- Sound system for announcements and instructions on all dances.
- All dances fully explained, walked and talked through
- Sound system provided
- All music supplied
- PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
- Written Contract to secure your booking
- Courtesy contact before the event to check everything is ok
We offer an efficient friendly service to help clients planning a Barn / Line Dance event set up their Entertainment arrangements with a minimum of fuss at competitive rates.
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INSTRUCTED BARN, SQUARE AND LINE DANCING
WESTERN THEMED PHOTO BOOTH AND SELFIE AREA
We appreciate great Country and Western Music here ranging from the retro Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash etc to up to date stars like Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, and Tim Mc Graw.
Because of the huge range of classic Country music regarding instruments and voices, we supply high quality recorded music of original artists–rather than Bands and singers trying to emulate the originals—how hard is that?
Our acts can play all your favourite artists and requests so contact us to arrange a complete night of Instructed Cowboy Dancing PLUS all your Country and Western Hit performers–Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Tim Mc Graw, Alan Jackson, Bellamy Brothers, Eagles, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Glen Campbell etc.
FEATURED ACT FROM BARN AND LINE DANCE CALLER DIRECT
CRAZY K The UK’s NUMBER ONE CALLER FOR FUN.
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much we enjoyed the barn dancing and disco on Saturday. It was well worth every penny and everyone said what a great night it was. Thank you for making it such a success. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting a great night of celebration. It was also lovely to be able to pick our own music for the disco part.
Many thanks again
BARN, SQUARE AND LINE DANCE
PLUS “YOUR CHOICE” PARTY DISCO
YOU CHOOSE THE TRACKS!!!!
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HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL EVENTS UNDERTAKEN
ULTIMATE RODEO BULLS IS OUR SISTER COMPANY AND A WESTERN THEMED SPECIALIST
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HIRE A RODEO BULL, WILD WEST PROPS, A CORK SHOOTING GALLERY/ WILD WEST SIDE STALLS & WILD WEST FUN CASINOS OUR SISTER COMPANY HERE ULTIMATE RODEO BULLS IS A SPECIALIST IN THIS AREA AND CAN PROVIDE VARIOUS WESTERN THEMED PACKAGES TO MAKE YOUR EVENT SPECIAL.
WILD WEST PACKAGES – WESTERN THEMED PACKAGES
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We have a large amount of new Wild West entertainments for 2019 including Various Western Themed Props & Entertainments. The Wild West Packages all Include the Rodeo Bull & Cork Shooting Gallery amongst a Variation of Western Props which include – Wild West Signs, American Flags on Poles, Wagon Wheels, 20ft Saloon Backdrop which is Transformed in to a Wild West Photo Shoot Area, Cactus Hoopla and Cacti + the Western Themed Peek a Boo. Full Information on all the Wild West Packages Below.
WILD WEST PACKAGES
WE ARE RODEO BULL PARTY SPECIALISTS
Hire a RODEO BULL/ Bucking Bronco/ Western Themed Party and make your event one to remember. A Rodeo Party can be held in most locations. The BUCKING BULL works exactly the same as the RODEO SHEEP Spinning and Bucking till the Rider falls off. When you Hire a Rodeo Bull Party or Wild West Party the Clothing can be casual and for an authentic evening Straw or Cowboy Hats and colourful Check Shirts always brighten up the Party. If the guests are dressed up Wild West style this gives you an excellent reason for presenting PRIZES to the best dressed Lady/Gent OR Boy/Girl, in addition to a PRIZE for the Longest Rodeo Bull Ride.
If you would like to Hire the Rodeo Bull we can help you organize a successful RODEO BULL EVENT. We also offer Entertainments for a WILD WEST PARTY, FETES/ SUMMER PARTIES or COUNTRY & WESTERN THEMED EVENTS.
WESTERN THEMED FUN CASINO
We now have Fun Casinos – The equipment is Full Size and to a very high Standard –
Roulette Full Size with Croupier
Black Jack with Croupier
Dice/ Craps with Croupier
Wild West Wheel of Fortune with Croupier
WESTERN THEMED SIDE STALLS
WE HAVE VARIOUS WILD WEST PACKAGES TO OFFER INCLUDING
WILD WEST PACKAGE 1
Rodeo Bull (manned) Trophy for Winner
Pictures of Rodeo Bull Riders + Various other Pictures of Your Event take by the Rodeo Bull Operator & sent after the event of Google Photos in a Gallery
Cork Shooting Gallery Package (manned) 30 Prizes
Wild West Scene Setters x 4 (includes 4 x Cacti, Wagon Wheels,
Wild West Signs)
Hang Mans Noose
2 x John Waynes on Wooden Stands
1 x Wooden Saloon Picture Peek a Boo Area
Horse Shoe Throw
12 ft by 8ft American Themed Backdrop
Flags on Poles x 4
Cactus Hoopla Game
PHOTO SHOOT AREA – INCLUDES 20FT SALOON BACKDROP, WILD WEST FRAMES & PROPS