Gary and Tricia Fleetwood are some of our most popular Dance Hosts here at TLH Leisure Resort. They recently stayed the weekend to do a working dance break and celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary – 40 years of marriage!
They’ve been hosting dance breaks at TLH for over 30 years now, they first started back in 1984 and have returned annually ever since. Over the years their love for each other and the love they share for dancing has gone from strength to strength!
We were delighted to have the opportunity to sit and chat to Gary and Tricia so they could tell us a bit more about how they started working in the dance industry and about the type of breaks they offer at TLH. You can watch the full video below.
How did you first get into dancing?
Tricia: I’ve been dancing since I was 2 years old. I used to have a little record player and dance around to it so my mum sent me off to dancing lessons. I then turned professional at the age of 19 and started teaching children to dance.
Gary: I started dancing when met Tricia. I was 17 years old and it was Tricia who trained me!
What’s your favourite style of dance?
Tricia: I love Tango because I love the passion that it evokes and I like Latin as well.
Gary: My favourite would be the Foxtrot.
Gary and Tricia have also choreographed 21 prize winning dances of their own! The most popular being the Sindy Swing.
What do you love about TLH that brings you back time and time again?
Gary: The friendliness and the size of the ballrooms. There aren’t many places with dance floors as good as the ones you’ve got here!
Can you tell us a bit about your Dance Breaks at TLH?
Gary: We concentrate on the social side, it’s fun and it’s all about everyone enjoying themselves! The morning session is a practice session and that means that the couples can practice whatever they already know and Trish and I are available to walk around and help anybody with anything. We do that in preference to a teaching session because if you’ve got a mixed ability, it’s very difficult to aim your teaching to suit everybody. So it works for us and with experience over the years we’ve found that works well and the guests seem to like it.
Upcoming Dance Breaks
Gary and Tricia offer a mixture of both weekend and 4 night breaks. Here’s some of their upcoming dance breaks at TLH Leisure Resort.
Gary and Tricia also have another Ballroom, Latin & Social Sequence Dance Break on 1st April 2019 and includes 4 nights stay in the TLH Victoria Hotel. You can now book this dance break for just £220pp. Click here for more details.
When you stay at the TLH Victoria Hotel, you have access to all our outstanding Aztec Leisure facilities and you can even join in with nightly entertainment every night of the year, meaning you’ll never be short of something to do!
If you’re interested in joining in on the fun, call the TLH dance expert, Linda on 01803 400147. She’s full of excellent advice and will help you to find your perfect dancing holiday. You’ll be whizzing around the dance floor in no time!
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