About Us

   The Funky Sole Line Dance Club is run by award winning Line dance Instructor & International Choreographer Karl Harry Winson along with his dance team Donna and Jo. Based in Bournemouth and covering the south coast in areas such as Poole, New Milton, Wimborne and Verwood, Funky Sole caters to all ages and abilities and encourage anyone to give Modern Line Dance a try. 

   Line Dance has evolved massively over the past 30 years and as a club we have also. We use different music genres such as Pop, Rock n' Roll and Irish etc but this doesn't mean to say we don't still love our Country music. 

   We organise regular dance events, weekends away and local socials inviting International Choreographers to join us and award winning artists to perform for us.

Our History

    Marshal's Line dancers was started by Roger Swansbrough over 20 years ago. Due to his first class starting next to Marshal Rd, Roger thought it was very apt to call his club Marshals. One class grew to many and his club expanded to cover the majority of Bournemouth and Poole with a reliable team behind him. Organising Line dance weekends away in Slough, running monthly socials and having packed out classes, Marshals was a great place to meet friends, have the best social life and learn Line dancing at it's best.


    Unfortunately in 2006 an accident left Roger wheelchair bound which meant he had to then rely on his trusty team to cover his classes and run his business. For someone whose life was dancing, moving around and using his legs, this was an absolute tragedy. After almost a year Roger unfortunately passed away. 

   A small while later, 16 year old Karl started taking Roger's classes, teaching new dances and more importantly pushing for new people to come and join our club and re-create that atmosphere and social life that Roger once created. As they say, the rest is history the club now runs under the name Funky Sole and a club we hope Roger would be proud of.

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