The characters of Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) and Minty Peterson (Cliff Parisi) have been seen line-dancing on the BBC One soap recently, but producers' decision to show the pair wearing cowboy-style outfits as they do so has caused some controversy.
Even the writers' choice of music has been criticised; the Southport line-dancers use dance and hip-hop music for their routines, rather than country and western tracks.
"Really, I think they were making a mockery of line-dancers," instructor Betty Drummond told BBC News. "Line-dancing is a great form of dance, a great form of exercise - I don't like it when I see people making fun of it."
Steve Healy, editor of a line-dancing website, added: "People say line-dancing isn't cool, but you've had line-dancers who have gone on to dance with Kylie on-stage and choreograph stage shows. Line-dancing gets kids doing some sports and off the street."