Phoenix LDC in Famagusta – 5th February 2012

Dream catchers and dancing was the theme Phoenix Line Dance Club T.R.N.C. were greeted with when they arrived at the Famagusta Youth Centre on Sunday 5th February to teach and demonstrate American Linedancing to a group of more than thirty, fourteen to sixteen year old students.

As an element of their extra school activities, they were learning about the Native American Indians, which in part included how American country music has a connection to past and present folk dancing.

Fully supported by the American Embassy this wide ranging course is open to students to fulfil a two year commitment to complete the:-

English Access Microscholarship Programme

The aims of the course are as follows:

  • To raise students English Language proficiency levels
  • To promote appreciation for American culture and increase students chances to participate in U.S. study programmes.
  • To increase students ability to participate in the socio-economic development of Cyprus
  • As a consequence of the above learning and experience, to foster students personal development and self-confidence.

Much more information can be obtained by contacting the Project Officer Fetine Yilddirimturk by e-mail at Alternatively, the co-ordinators web site at

This course is a great opportunity for students with a keen attitude to learning and is an avenue to advance their own position in life that otherwise would not be available.

The dance session included three beginner dances and it was a pleasure to see the smiles and laughter on the faces of the students who obviously enjoyed doing something completely different that they had never done before but not forgetting the effort and commitment they gave to this part of their day, well done to them all. A demonstration followed of an advanced linedance to show how with commitment you can achieve the highest standards.

Founder members of Phoenix LDC Steve and Denise Bisson with club members Dave & Norma Keys, Jan McGhee, Liz Maulkin, Jean Greenwood, Kathy Konuralp and Mel Dale all agreed that it was a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of the students’ day and wish them all well with their continuing studies and hope their Dream catchers make their dreams come true.

Author: Mel Dale

Pictures: Dave Keys



2 Responses to “Phoenix LDC in Famagusta – 5th February 2012”

  1. Hello Steve & Denise,

    will or can you send me a email, than will update you with my dances.

    You can also visit my website for the sheets.

    Thanks for your reaction of my dance “Turn Arouund” on Copperknop.

    Greetings, John (The Netherlands)

  2. That’s Right!…

    This is a really good blog. Good work!…

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