Runner to line dance teacher!

Allison Simpson
Allison Simpson

A former athlete who represented her country 16 times and who ran in the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 has hung up her spikes and donned cowboy boots instead!

Allison Simpson, a member of Giffnock North Athletics Club has finally decided that pounding the streets is to be no more.

Instead she has trained and qualified as a dance teacher and set up line dancing classes starting this month.

Allison said “I have run for 31 years off and on, however, I have always had a passion for music and dance but never had the time to pursue it due to the time I was putting into my athletics.

“I have had many happy years running and have only a niggle in my back so I am delighted that I have had no long term injuries from pounding the streets.

“I took up line dancing in 2012 for 1 hour a week after giving it a try. I was really taken by it. I studied for the BATD teachers qualification and I’m now ready to teach others.

“I love line dancing because it makes me smile. I want people to have the same fun, fitness and friendship that I have enjoyed. I am looking for absolute beginners.

Classes start Monday, January 18 from 2 to 3pm in Busby Parish Church Hall, Church Rd, Busby, and at Giffnock South Parish Church, 2 Greenhill Ave, Giffnock on Wednesdays , starting January 13 from 11am - noon.

Further info from: www.glasgowlinedancing.co.uk