About

I’m Heather Barton, a CBA winning line dance choreographer and instructor, based in Scotland.

“Dance is not only what we do; it’s who we are”

A little about me

I’ve been teaching line dance for over 25 years and am a qualified D&G instructor. My mentor was Lizzie Clarke, who I will always admire for her dedication to her pupils.

Line dance is such a big part of my life – it’s even how I met my husband, Steve. He is a professional level dancer in his own right. We live and work near Stirling in central Scotland. I’m a hairdresser and salon owner, and Steve is a heating engineer. We have a wonderful big family and an amazing network of friends, who support us in all we do, and I love my life.

In my spare time I run a local line dance club called HBootleggers. I choreograph, run classes, and teach my dances across the UK and internationally. I’m a DJ presenter on Linedancer Radio, and very proud to be the Scottish ambassador for the Line Dance Foundation. We also work with KingsHill Holidays where we enjoy hosting and instructing on line dance breaks across the UK.

Thanks to line dance we keep on meeting loads of fab people who become firm friends.

Choreography

The first piece I choreographed to be danced around the world was Picking Up The Pieces.

My biggest hits so far are Cecilia, which I co-choreographed with my lovely friend, Willie Brown, Missing, which is still in the charts several years after I choreographed it, and the award-winning Rolling With Love, which I co-choreographed with the amazing Simon Ward.

I love writing both on my own and with colleagues across the world, and hope you enjoy trying out some of my work.

Awards

I’ve been honoured to have had 27 Crystal Boot Award nominations since 2015, including ten in 2020, and more than thrilled to have won the following:

2020 For the Love of Dance award – as part of the Streamline team
2020 Lockdown Star award – as part of the Streamline team
2020 Lockdown Star award – as part of the Linedancer Radio team

2019 Advanced Dance award for Rolling With Love – with Simon Ward
2019 Dancers’ Choice award – as part of the Linedancer Radio team

I was also incredibly honoured and delighted to be chosen as:

CCN instructor of the year 2018

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who supports me and my club, and to everyone who enjoys my work. There is nothing better than seeing someone happy – I feel very blessed that my involvement in line dance lets me see that a lot!