Hi, I’m Donna (Rodeo Girl) I started dancing with my mum,
Diane and younger sister Cheryl back in 1996. In the 2000, I suggested to my mum that I should set up a class or two in Bradford. We attended Instructor classes with BWDA and passed the exams with distinctions.
In June 2000 I opened my first class and now I have nine in Bradford, Guiseley and Leeds. The age range of our dancers is teenager to 90! Male and female. A big year for us, was when we we were invited to appear on A Question Of Sport BBC 1 Program. 11 dancers, see pic(Click here)Mum and myself danced for hours while the film crew filmed Olympian Gail Emms and footballer Lee Sharpe miming to Islands In The Stream for Comic Relief. It was a proud moment for all, including the dancers that missed out, they can say ‘That’s our dance Instructor on TV!’ And the fact it was for charity, something else close to our hearts. In 2005 we raised £2005 for the 2004 Tsunami disaster. Over the years we have collected a mountain of animal food and money for dogs and cats.
We have also adopted (sponsored) two dogs at the Dogs Trust, Amelia and Hamish. We have lost count how many thousands of pounds raised for charities like - British Heart Foundation, Cancer research, MS society, Air Ambulance, and many many more charities the donations all coming from our generous family of dancers. In 2015 added to our line-up, another Instructor, Keith, to cover for holidays and emergencies etc. we thank him deeply for all he has done, so far.