WITH her name it was probably inevitable Jenny Hopgood had the bright idea five years ago to organise a line-dancing weekend.
The Corowa event has proven popular since and now attracts dancers from Canberra, Melbourne, Tasmania and even Broome.
And Mrs Hopgood expects more dancers than ever to dust off their cowboy hats, pull on their boots and grab a partner for this weekend’s annual event.
Actually, scratch that last bit — the beauty of line dancing, says Mrs Hopgood, is that there’s no need for a partner.
“Oh, the husbands come in and have a look, then they’re back to the pokies or watching football,” she said.
Corowa RSL will host workshops and dances from Friday to Sunday, run by Gloria McCluskey and Kay Blakeley.
Mrs Hopgood said the weekend had blossomed since she started it.
“We have the country muster in June and I was thinking: ‘Gee, why don’t we have our own line-dancing weekend’,” she said.
Mrs Hopgood, 70, started line dancing 20 years ago and has enjoyed every minute of it.
“It’s the music and the company — we all just have a laugh,” she said.
And the doctors are all for it, too.
“It’s supposed to be exercise for the brain, but I don’t know if it’s helped mine,” she laughed.
The Corowa Line Dancing Fun Weekend starts with a meet and greet social on Friday from 7.30pm. There will be a workshop from 1.30pm Saturday with a dance at 8pm.
It all wraps up with a breakfast on Sunday.
All events are at the Corowa RSL, 30 Betterment Street. Inquiries: (02) 6030 5000.