About Us

now celebrating 23 years in dance. . .

"Southern Stomp" is organised and run by Philip and Joy Ashton, both qualified  teachers of dance with the International Dance Teachers Association. The Club has held classes and dances in the Peacehaven and Brighton areas since 1995.  Joy also has a BEd.(Hons.) Dance degree and both are qualified Teachers in their own subject areas.

There are currently five classes catering for levels from 'Beginner' through to 'Good Intermediate' throughout the week in various venues throughout East Sussex. See the weekly timetable of 'Classes' for the latest teaching shedule and the 'Latest News' for updates on classes, social events & information.

Classes are graded very carefully to help Dancers select the most suitable class for their level. The difference between classes is not only the complexity of dances taught but also the speed at which they are taught in the class.

All classes have a planned programme that comprises:

  1. Well known dances that can just be danced and enjoyed, 'straight ins' !
  2. Dances that may need a quick walk through / review or preview.
  3. A New Dance that is taught thoroughly from scratch. 

The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment and not having dancers leaving a class 'brain dead' with too many new dances. We try to cover most popular dances currently being danced across the UK Line Dance Clubs and also those around the world; such is the spread and popularity of this form of dance, and to keep hit dances in your growing repertoire!
We also organise an extensive social programme of monthly 'Events'...  ranging from Socials, Line Dance Holidays, Theatre Trips, Walks,10 Pin Bowling, Picnics, Barn Dances, Pub Skittles & Supper etc...

There is usually a different event every month to look forward to and of course non-dancing friends and partners are welcome to join us on these special occasions!