About ELD Association

Who we are?

Everything Line Dance Association Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of promoting line dance and line dance instructors, whilst advancing and improving industry standards.

What we do?

We offer 2 levels of membership BASIC and EXTENDED, allowing our members to choose the package most suited for them and their classes. Working alongside Everything Line Dance Ltd (ELD) we are proud to offer, as a basic membership package, enhanced access to ELD membership and access to business support. This means that you can be guaranteed to have support from leading industry professionals, helping to guide instructors through the legal requirements to run a fully compliant class.

With our EXTENDED membership package you get all the features of our basic package plus public liability insurance and cover for all your social events too. We are currently in discussions with PPL to be able to offer PPL licenses as part of the membership too, making the Association a true one-stop shop for everything line dance.

History

The Everything Line Dance Association Ltd (ELD Association) was formed by Billy Curtis in 2022. Working in the line dance and country music industries for over 30 years he had noticed that there was a real lack of support and direction for line dance instructors, nowhere that provided them with industry specific advice concerning the running of safe and legally compliant classes. Whilst his main company Everything Line Dance, is intended to be just that, for everything line dance; holidays, dance scripts, class information a place for instructors, dancers and musicians to advertise, there were very few places focusing specifically on supporting instructors run their classes.

Throughout the 2020/2021 lockdowns, he had successfully set up and managed the Line Dance Support Group on Facebook, translating the ever-changing government advice on running a line dance class during a pandemic and offering instructors somewhere to reach out and ask for help and guidance. With the easing of restrictions, he decided that this would become something more formal, and the ELD Association was created. It is intended that the Association can be a ‘one-stop shop’ for a line dance instructor where they have access to everything they need to run their classes and social events.

The Association team spent nearly a year contacting insurance brokers and underwriters, negotiating the best possible public liability for instructors, including covering their social events. We have templates for Risk Assessments, are in contact with PPL with the aim of being able to provide PPL licenses and we are currently formulating an instructor training course.

As a non-profit organization, our aim is to put everything back into the company and continue to advance, improve and build upon industry standards.

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