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Brenda Eckersley

Brenda was a rock n roll dancer as early as the late 50's early 60's, regularly appearing on HTV's dance programme, Disc-a-Go-Go, during those early years. She could also be found dancing at many local dance halls including the top Bristol rock n roll venue, The Glen.  Brenda has always had an interest in teaching rock n roll and has become one of the premier dance teachers in the South West and uses all her experience on a Thursday evening at Begbrook to help and encourage others' to be able to dance. In recent years, Brenda has also taught across the UK and Europe.

Dudley Bale

Dudley was taught to dance rock n roll by his older sister which then led to him being able to dance at the Dockland Settlement City Road, Co-op Hall Prewitt Street, and The Glen.  Later on he also attended dances at the Top Rank and Corn Exchange during the 60's.   

Dudley has always had an enthusiastic interest in music, 50's and 60's.  His first DJ appearance was at Co-op Hall Prewitt Street and continued on to Aunt Jemima's Fairfax Street, all of which have now disappeared. Dudley has also appeared as DJ at the BAWA Filton until the present day being a resident DJ at Begbrook Rock n Roll Club.

Brenda and Dudley have been friends since the late 50's, hence their good relationship has enabled them to work in harmony which makes the club what it is today, both friendly and enjoyable.

Other members of the team include Nigel, who has a wealth of experience in rock n roll dancing and together with Brenda on Thursday evening dance lessons, can pass on their knowledge and experience in helping others' to be able to rock n roll.

To complete the team, we have Meralyn who doubles as the "door person" and helps with the administration of the club (flyers, computer work etc).


Begbrook Rock n Roll Club, Frenchay Park Road, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1HY - Tel.01179396615