Emilio & Laura

We started country dancing in Madrid in 2008. Two years later we got married and celebrated the first ever country wedding in Madrid.

We began teaching at the Explorer Café in Collado Villalba on 9th March 2011, with help from our instructor Xavi Barrera. We still hold lessons at the Explorer Café on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays every week.

In May 2013 we set up the Madrid Country Association with Xavi Barrera as the vice president, his wife (me) as the president and Emilio the secretary.

We celebrate the association’s anniversary every year with all the country dancers in Madrid. For our fifth anniversary we decided to showcase national and international choreographies by people like Lilly and Mario, and Gabi and Paqui. Plus, we also had the pleasure of welcoming David Villellas, Montse Chafino, and Bruno Moggia. Together we took part in a top-flight competition with fourteen groups battling it out and “to-the-death” challenges! For more information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/user/CountrySierra/videos?view_as=subscriber where you can view all the workshops and competitions.

We’re celebrating our seventh anniversary on 6th, 7th and 8th April 2018 so we’re organising a competition in which many leading groups plan to take part. Maybe you’ll be there too … the atmosphere at these events is electrifying so experiencing one ‘LIVE’ and in person is uniquely unforgettable.

We adore this world, its people, and the atmosphere when we get together. And we really love celebrating our anniversaries and meeting up again with so many wonderful friends for three memorable days.

Well, that’s all for now except to invite you again to take get involved in country line dancing!