Welcome to Purple Promotions


Good News, we will resume 'socially distanced' line dance classes week commencing 3rd August 2020. In order to do so there are lots of changes, please check out our CoVid Secure page for full details including new rules and procedures, online booking system, subscription service and our Risk Assessment. 

This is a huge change for everyone but our top priority is to keep you, our dancers and friends, safe. 


16th July 2020 









Purple Promotions is an event management company organising country music and line dance events in and around Hampshire, Kent and Essex as well as running The Super Troupers Line Dance Club and the Double C Line Dance Club.  

Classes and events led by the 2019 CCN Line Dance Instructor of the Year Richard Munden

Check out our What's On page for more information. 


Also check out our absolute beginner and beginner online line dance video lessons under the Line Dance Classes tab. 



Latest News

31. Jul, 2020


Good Morning Dancers

I hope this email finds you well. For those that have purchased tickets for classes this week, I hope you are looking forward to your line dance session(s). I am looking forward to welcoming you back.

This Tuesday (4th) and Thursday (6th) see’s my first live streams using the EverythingLineDance.com streaming platform.

For those that are not ready to return to classes, for those that have not managed to secure tickets to their preferred session(s), for those that don’t live locally or have been following me on YouTube and for those that purely would like to support me financially I am launching my patreon.com account.

TODAY I am launching the Patreon Subscription Service in order to support Learn to Line Dance with Richard and to access these live streams. There are three monthly subscription levels:

£3* YouTube Supporters – This allows us to continue to produce new content for the channel. THIS TIER DOES NOT INCLUDE LIVE STREAMING

£7* Live Stream Access - This includes the live streams (5 hours per week excluding annual holidays) and the ability to watch via catch-up (for up to two weeks after broadcast)

£12* Super Supporter - This includes everything above but all sessions will be saved to a google drive for access for as long as you are a subscriber. In addition, there are also exclusive engagement opportunities such as teaches and freestyle polls and a monthly chit chat (first one being Wednesday 12th August at 8pm).

*All prices plus VAT



Once you have subscribed the live stream link, user name and password will be sent to you in the welcome email. This password will change monthly and be emailed out via patreon.com at the start of month before the first live stream.

You can cancel your subscription at any time, but the remainder of the month will not be refunded. It is better to subscribe at the start of the month. The monthly fee will be taken on subscription and then monthly thereafter at the start of the month.

With limited numbers allowed in classes, the live streams / monthly subscriptions will make the actual sessions viable. This is a brave new world for all of us and I hope you can join me on this journey.

In order for you to have a practice with the EverythingLineDance.com streaming platform and chat facility, I will go live on Monday 3rd August at 8pm for a chit chat (Min 30 minutes). This will only be available to live stream Patreons (Live Stream and Super Supporter tiers)

Whilst writing:

Improver Lessons are most sold out. Tickets still available for Beginner Plus (follow on from Absolute Beginner Course) and Beginner Plus. Tickets available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/purple-promotions

If you are coming to sessions this week, please refresh yourself on rules and procedures which can be found at www.purplepromotionsevents.co.uk/418145316

Lastly, when putting together the new systems and doing all the associated paperwork, I hadn’t really given any thought to an exchange or refund policy. Firstly I will say, with such small numbers allowed in the halls, I would really like a good attendance level from those having purchased tickets. If you purchase a ticket by mistake or are unable to attend a session you have purchased, please contact me via purplepromotions100@gmail.com If more than 48 hours notice I am happy to refund (excluding booking fee) or exchange. If 24hrs to 48 hours notices, I am happy to exchange for another session. Unfortunately with less than 24hrs notice, I will not be able to refund or exchange but would still appreciate an email. I hope that is fair.

Hope everything makes sense.

Any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Keep safe all

07740 360554

16. Jul, 2020

Classes to resume w/c 3rd August 2020

Please check out our CoVid Secure page for full details including new rules and procedures, online booking system, subscription service and our Risk Assessment.

16. Jun, 2020


Lockdown Country Music & Line Dance PARTY with the fantastic Kay ‘D’

Available Friday 26th June 2020 at 8pm on YouTube and Facebook for 48 hours.

Tickets £5 - http://paypal.me/linedancerichard - see poster for details

See What's On for more info

27. Apr, 2020

Live Lockdown Line Dance Lessons are BACK

Starting Tuesday 28th April 2020, I will upload three lessons each week (available by 7pm), at the Easy Beginner, Beginner Plus and Improver levels. Lessons will be available at www.youtube.com/c/learntolinedancewithrichard

There is also an extensive video collect of full teaches and also freestyle dance throughs at various levels.

24. Mar, 2020

Online Live Classes Susoended

Unfortunately with the latest developments of the UK being more or less in lock down I have taken the decision to suspend the online classes too. Many apologies and hope to be back in three weeks time.


22. Mar, 2020

Live online classes

With the current COVID-19 situation all my line dance classes are currently suspended.

In order to keep us dancing I am planning to do live line dance classes on YouTube-

EVERY TUES- 7.30pm Beginners 8.30pm Improvers
EVERY THURS- 6.10pm Easy Beginners 7.00pm Beginners 8.30pm Improvers

Live classes, over 100 full teaches tutorials (absolute beginner and beginner levels) as well as various freestyle dances available at


Please take a look and remember to hit subscribe.

The live class format will be a couple of freestyles, a teach or two and then a couple more freestyles to finish. I will aim for the classes to be around 30 to 40 minutes each and will be broken into levels as stated above.

These classes will be recorded live and then be available in their entirety (if YouTube allows it). I will also put freestyle dances into relevant level playlists so you can dance the dances you want to.

Please follow us on Facebook for updates and links - https://www.facebook.com/learntolinedancewithrichard or keep up with us at www.purplepromotionsevents.simplesite.com

16. Mar, 2020

⚠ COVID-19 (Coronavirus) ⚠

It is with great regret, following Government advice given at 5pm on 16th March 2020 all classes and social events are hereby suspended with immediate effect.

I am aiming to go live on ‘Purple Promotions’ Facebook Page and ‘Learn to Line Dance with Richard’ YouTube channel this week at normal class times. Please watch social media and website for any further information.
Hopefully we will be able resume normal service shortly. Until then, please be safe all and look after each other.


15. Mar, 2020

⚠ COVID-19 (Coronavirus) ⚠

For Purple Promotions, The Super Troupers LDC and Double C LDC events and classes.

We are continuing to follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England; it is of vital importance to us to ensure all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our customers.

To avoid the spread of COVID-19, we echo official advice from NHS England:
- Please ensure your wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds).
- Use hand sanatiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Ensure that used tissues are placed in the bin immediately, and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

In line with the current government guidance of 15/03/2020 - we are continuing to operate our events as normal; but ask those who are unwell or have returned from locked down areas to self-isolate, and remain at home.

We will update this notice should the official guidance change.

In the event of classes being closed down, I anticipate to go live on Facebook and you tube. Please look at details below and ensure you have liked or subscribed to relevant pages / channels.

Will go live through ‘Learn to line dance with Richard’ page

Will go live through ‘Learn to line dance with Richard’ channel

I aim to go live during normal class sessions although further details will be made available on Facebook and www.purplepromotions.simplesite.com

11. Mar, 2020

No Class - Thurs 12th March

Due to annual holiday, there is no class this Thursday (12th March). Will be back to normal next Thursday (19th March)

4. Jan, 2020

Welcome to 2020

First Classes back are

Double C - Clanfield - Tues 7th Jan 2020
Super Troupers = Horndean - Thurs 9th Jan 2020

6. Oct, 2019

This weeks teaches

Tues 9th Oct - Memorial Hall, Clanfield
7.30pm - no new dance

Thurs 11th Oct - Napier Hall, Horndean
6.10pm - no new dance
7.00pm - Thank You (CCN Dance of the Year)
8.30pm - Soul Shake (No.1 on copperknob charts)

30. Sep, 2019

This weeks teaches

Tues 1st Oct - Memorial Hall, Clanfield
7.30pm - World for Two

Thurs 3rd Oct - Napier Hall, Horndean
6.10pm - Crazy Postman
7.00pm - Must’ve been Wild Angels
8.30pm - no new dance

23. Sep, 2019

This weeks teaches

Tuesday 24th Sept at Clanfield
Thank You (CCN Dance of the Year)

Thursday 26th Sept at Horndean
6.10pm - Cowboy Charleston
7.00pm - When you Smile
8.30pm - Gone West

15. Sep, 2019

This weeks new dances

Tuesday 17th Sept at Memorial Hall, Clanfield
7.30pm - Gone West

Thursday 19th Sept at Napier Hall, Horndean
6.10pm - Cowboy Charleston
7.00pm - No new dance
8.30pm - Playboys

Sunday 22nd Sept at Rake Village Hall - Blast from the Past
Cowgirl Twist
Pot of Gold
It’s up to you

30. Aug, 2019

NEW Absolute Beginner Course

Absolute Beginner Line Dance 10 week course starting on Thursday 12th September 2019 6.10pm to 7pm at Napier Hall,

29. Jul, 2019

This weeks new teaches

Tues 30/7 at Memorial Hall, Clanfield - Backroad Nation (That’s us)

Thurs 1/8 at Napier Hall, Horndean
7pm - Was she spying
8.30pm - Bonaparte’s Retreat

24. Jul, 2019

NEW Absolute Beginner 10wk Line Dance Course

Starting 12th September 2019 at Napier Hall, Horndean

16. Jul, 2019

Week commencing 15/7/19

No new dances at any classes this week. Yay

7. Jul, 2019

New dances this week

So sorry for lack of new dance announcements.

This week I will be teaching

Tues 9th July - Clanfield
Yes M’am, No M’am

Thurs 11th July - Horndean
7pm - Waitin’ on 5
8.30pm - Small Town Summer

4. Jun, 2019

Teaches this week

Tues 4th June - Clanfield
No new dance

Thurs 6th June - Horndean
6.10pm Over the Moon
7.00pm Rio
8.30pm No new dance

28. May, 2019

Thursdays teaches

This Thursday (30/5) at Napier Hall

No 6.10pm class
7.00pm - Back to the Start
8.30pm - Veil of Tears

28. May, 2019

Tuesdays Teach

Tonight’s (28/5) new (old) teach is ALL WEEK LONG (7 NIGHTS TO ROCK) at Memorial Hall, Clanfield.

21. May, 2019

Teaches this week

Clanfield - Teaching a blast from the past tonight - Just a Memory (as requested)

No class on Thursday.

19. May, 2019


As advised last Thursday, there will be no Napier Hall, Horndean class this Thursday 23rd May 2019 due to European Elections. We will be back on 30th May 2019 at 7pm (no 6.10pm class for this week only)

We will be at Clanfield’s Memorial Hall for our Improvers Class 7.30pm til 10pm on both Tuesday 21st and Tuesday 28th May. £4.

Many apologies about short notice but totally out of my hands. See you all soon.

6. May, 2019

Dances this week

So many dances on my ‘to teach list’ struggling to choose what to teach

Tues 9/5/19 - Clanfield
7.30pm - Nothing but you

Thurs 11/5/19 - Horndean
6.10pm - Half a Cha
7.00pm - NO NEW DANCE
8.30pm - Day of the Dead

22. Apr, 2019

This weeks dances

Tues 23/4/19 - Memorial Hall, Clanfield
7.40pm - Down to the Honkytonk

Thurs 25/4 - Napier Hall, Horndean
6.10pm - Shattered Dreams
7.00pm - Country Bump
8.30pm - Keep it Simple (Maggie Gallagher)

Hope to see you at class.

17. Apr, 2019

Big News

I would like to official welcome the Double C Line Dance Club to the Purple Promotions / The Super Trouper LDC family. Classes held at Memorial Hall, Clanfield every Tuesday evening.

13. Apr, 2019

Teaches this week

Tuesday 16/4 - Memorial Hall, Clanfield
7.45pm - Absolutely

Thurs 18/4 - Napier Hall, Horndean
6.10pm - On the Roof
7.00pm - Absolutely
8.30pm - I believe in you

10. Apr, 2019

Teaches this Thursday (11/4/19) at Napier Hall, Horndean

6.10pm - No New Dance
7.00pm - No New Dance
8.30pm - Wagon Wheel Rock

2. Apr, 2019

This Thurs (4/4/19) at Napier Hall, Horndean

6.10pm - This and That
7.00pm - Water Melon Crawl
8.30pm - No new dance

This week I will be launching the Smarties 20p Challenge and Guess how many sweets in the jar? Also bonus ball continues as well as our three alternative tracks session.

26. Mar, 2019

This Thurs (28.3.19) at Napier Hall

6.10pm - no new teach
7.00pm - Bored
8.30pm - Honky Tonk Mood

Hope to see you there. R

20. Mar, 2019

Teaches this Thurs (22/3/19) at Napier Hall

6.10pm - Little Rumba
7.00pm - God made girls
8.30pm - Remember these Words

11. Mar, 2019

Classes all back to normal this week.

This weeks teaches - Thurs 14th March 2019

6.10pm - Feeling Kinda Lonely (video coming to YouTube very soon)
7.00pm - Down to the Honkytonk (Peter & Anna)
8.30pm - Imagine That

6. Mar, 2019


No class this Thursday (7th March) due to holidays. See you all next week

12. Feb, 2019

This Thurs (14th Feb) at Napier Hall, Horndean

6.10 - Alfie
7.00 - South Sea Shuffle
8.30 - no new dance

5. Feb, 2019

This Thurs (7th Feb) at Napier Hall, Horndean

6.10pm Easy Come, Easy Go
7.00pm Free and Easy Down the Road
8.30pm Cherry Bomb

31. Jan, 2019

Snow Watch

Super Trouper Alert - Tonight - 6.10pm class running as normal! Will play 7pm and 8.30pm class as we go. Be safe everyone. Richard

29. Jan, 2019

This Thurs (31st Jan) at Napier Hall, Horndean

6.10pm No New Dance
7.00pm Loveable Hugable
8.30pm Codigo

22. Jan, 2019

Reminder - No ‘Is it Friday Yet?’ disco

No disco in January, we are back fourth Friday in February

22. Jan, 2019

Teaches this Thurs at Napier Hall

6.10pm Dance with me Baby
7.00pm The Dance
8.30pm No New Dance

15. Jan, 2019

Thurs 17/3/19 at Napier Hall!

No new dances for 6.10 & 7pm class!

8.30 Class - Brokenhearted by Gary Lafferty

6. Jan, 2019

Teaches 10th Jan 2019

This weeks teaches

Napier Hall - Thurs 10th
6.15 - Dear on
7.00 - Who’s that Man
8.30 - Thank You

Hope to see you all there.

1. Jan, 2019

Classes reopen Thurs 3rd Jan

Classes all back to normal as of Thursday 3rd January.

Napier Hall - Thurs 3rd Jan teaching
6.15 - Little Charleston
7.00 - Graffiti Baby
8.30 - Oh me oh my oh

Hope to see you all there.

31. Dec, 2018

Happy New Year

Happy new year everyone. WISHING YOU A FANTASTIC 2019

My news years resolution is keep this website more up to date including diary dates and new teaches. Fingers crossed and wish me luck.

9. Dec, 2018

Christmas Parties

SUPER TROUPER ALERT - It would appear I have confused everyone! Many apologies!

To confirm - This Thursday (13th Dec) is our last class of 2018. It is a freestyle request night with lots of dancing and minimal teaching! There will be a charity raffle as well as a few other bits I have planned! I would welcome all classes to merge so feel free to stay on or come early! There is no American Supper on this event - PLEASE DO NOT BRING FOOD! Feel free to dress Christmassy if you would like.

Friday (14th Dec) is our club Xmas party night at Rake Village Hall. Playing all your requests 7.30pm - 11pm. Card bingo and members raffle! This event includes an American Supper so please bring a small plate of food to share! Again feel free to dress Christmassy if you would like!

I hope you can come to one or other or maybe both. Also hope that clarifies what is going on.


12. May, 2018

Following Absolute Beginner Course

After the success of our 10 week Absolute Beginner Course, another 9 weeks have been booked starting on 24th May. £3 a week, everyone welcome

31. Jan, 2018

10 week Absolute Beginner Class

Starting on Thursday 15th March, I will be running a ten week Absolute Beginner Class. 6.15pm to 7pm. 15th March is FREE and then £3 a week thereafter. Please spread the word.

31. Oct, 2017

NEW absolute beginner Online Line Dance Lessons

I have just added the links for the yourtube video's to support our absolute beginner courses. Perfect for learning and / or practicing at home. Do let me know what you think.

6. Jun, 2017

Classes resume this Thursday (8th June(

Classes all back to normal this week. Teaching American Kids in the 6.30-7pm session. everyone welcome.

1. Mar, 2017

FREE Absolute Beginner Line Dance Course

Starts Thursday 16th March - 6.30 to 7pm. 6 weeks. Absolutely FREE - No strings attached.

22. Nov, 2016

This Sunday (27th Nov) is our first BLAST from the PAST Workshop

It is finally here, I am so excited. This Sunday, 10am to Noon, at Raking Village Hall I will be teaching

Rio, Lemon Tree, Dizzy, Somebody Like You

Hope to see you there.

9. Nov, 2016

It's Turkey & Tinsel Time

Just a quick reminder, this weekend is our club holiday to Cliftonville Kent. No class this Thursday at Napier Hall, Horndean. All back to normal next Thursday.

28. Sep, 2016


We have been busy working away, planning for the year ahead. Just waiting to get finer details confirmed and then will reveal all....................

17. Sep, 2016

Christmas is coming

As much as I hate to say that, but just sorting out Christmas Line Dance Party, Turkey & Tinsel Weekender and Super Trouper Christmas Meal. Watch this space for more details.

25. Jul, 2016

Charity Line Dance Party

Thursday 18th August - All monies raised going to British Heart Foundation. An evening of music, dancing, food and fun. Everyone welcome.

18. May, 2016

Class Closures

Due to holidays, there will be no class on Thursday 9th June and Thursday 14th July.

6. Feb, 2016

Website Updated

Sorry for the delay, website has finally been updated. Turkey & Tinsel Photo's now online. Dances taught updated and next years dates updated.

5. Jan, 2016

Class re-opens THIS THURSDAY - 7th Jan 2016

With Christmas and New Year behind us, it is time to get back to the exercise class. Our Napier Hall Line Dance Class in Horndean re-opens this Thursday (7/1/16). Beginners 7-8.30, Improvers 8.30-10. Hope to see you there.

16. Nov, 2015


Classes recommence this coming Thursday (19th Nov) and we have Glen Rogers at Cowplain Social Club this coming Saturday (21st Nov). Hope to see you soon.

16. Nov, 2015

Fantastic Weekender

Thank you to everyone who came to our Turkey & Tinsel Weekender in Cliftonville near Margate. We had a fab weekend. Lots of laughs, lots (and lots) of fab food, two nights of fantastic country music with Tara L Henton and Daniel Berry, 5 new dances and 5 blast from the past dances learnt over three workshops, a CD disco and loads of line dances by request. A relaxed and informal weekend with friends catching up and enjoying themselves. Photo's to follow shortly.

7. Nov, 2015


Quick reminder, due to our Club Weekender to Margate, Kent there is no class on 12th November. Hope to see you on 19th November

26. Oct, 2015


Can you believe this has come round so quickly, it seems like only a few months ago we were running last years line dance weekender in Cliftonville, Margate.

There are still a few spaces left if you would like to join us for a fab, fun and easy going weekend of line dance and country music. There are also limited day tickets available for the workshops as well as the disco evening, Tara Henton and Daniel Berry (Fri, Sat, Sun respectively). Give me a call for more info 07740 360554

17. Sep, 2015

Change of artist at Cowplain Social Club

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to have a last minute change of artist on Saturday 26th September at Cowplain Social Club. We are now looking forward to welcoming the fantastic Kay 'D' to the stage. Hope to see you there.

3. Sep, 2015

Really Excitted

New absolute beginner class starts tonight. Yay

15. Aug, 2015


Thursday 3rd of September will be the first Absolute Beginner Class in a ten week course. Going right back to the beginning, learning all the line dance steps within some classic dances to both country and pop in a safe and friendly environment.

If you have never line danced and always wanted to or maybe you danced way back when and want to get back into it, this is the class for you.

4. Jul, 2015


Due to annual holiday there will be no classes on Thursday 23rd July 2015. All back to normal Thursday 30th July.

28. Jun, 2015

Fantastic evening with Alan

Just got back from a fantastic evenings with Alan Gregory. Full venue, brilliant atmosphere and packed dance floor all evening. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us. Pictures and report to follow.

19. Jun, 2015

Only a week to go.......

Until Alan Gregory!!!!!!! Cowplain Social Club, Horndean next Saturday (27/6/15) see you there.

14. Jun, 2015

Fantastic evening with The Westcoasters

The Westcoasters never fail to entertain and last night at The Betteshanger CMC Revival was no exception. Playing to a full house, their unique style of entertainment and banter gave the audience an unforgettable evening and kept the dance floor full all night. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us.

8. Jun, 2015

Alan Gregory at Cowplain Social Club

Looking forward to welcoming Alan Gregory to Cowplain SC on Saturday 27th June. Just to clarify, the entry charge is £8 on the door and there are no additional entry charges. This is a private hire event therefore no fee will be charged to get into the social club.

1. Jun, 2015

The Westcoasters at Betteshanger CMC is SOLD OUT

We hope you have got your tickets for our event on 13th June as this is now SOLD OUT.

2. May, 2015

Tickets Selling Fast - The Westcoasters

If you are planning to join us for The Westcoasters are the Betteshanger Community & Social Club, Betteshanger near Deal, Kent, tickets are 60% sold with a good number reserved. Contact us now to get yours.

2. May, 2015

Reminder - No class this Thursday

Just as a quick reminder, there were be no Horndean Class this coming Thursday, 7th May 2015. Classes resume on Thursday 14th May.