Living Line Dance 3/2010
Tyrolean Line Dance Day 2010
At the Trofana Tyrol in Mils near Imst were already some fantastic
events during the last few years and the Tyrolean Line Dance Day
this year is a special one that we didn’t like to miss. Its now the
2nd time that the Arizonas from Innsbruck, together with the Bur-
ning Boots from Nassereith, organizing this day with loads of
effort. As well one of the most famous choreographers were
booked: Robbie McGowan-Hickie from Scotland was one more rea-
son to make this journey.
As Bavarians, we were heartly welcomed and we met a lot of dan-
cers we knew at the warm-up dance. Than the first workshop with
Robbie started. He picked in January at the Crystal Boot Awards
in Blackpool (”Choreography-Oscars”) a lot of awards, 5 at least,
i.e. for his dance “Amame”. The pleasant dance teacher got all
attention and the dancefloor was packed. With charm, wit, élan
and a lot of humour he was teaching, with a little break, 2 fan-
tastic dances (Askin’ Questions, Undercover) and for a little
amount everyone could by a CD and printed step sheets.
After Robbie’s workshop the social dance was going on to with a
prepared dance list made by Helmut & Annette from the Arizonas.
Like usual it was a mixture so that everyone, from beginner to
advanced dancer, got the chance to dance. In between we always
found time to chat with other clubs. During the whole afternoon
the organizers were selling raffle tickets for an estimation-game.
You had to estimate how much corn is in a glass boot. The 20 best
estimators had the chance to win great prizes in the evening.
Also at the 2nd workshop with Robbie he was teaching 2 great
dances (All Cool, Yolanda), after that we got the chance to dance
again. Before starting with the live band “Texas Bandits” from
Munich the organizers said thank-you to Robbie for his profes-
sional workshop and also to Kurt from the Munich LAD’s who
made the contact with Robbie. Annette mentioned all present
clubs by name and it was astonishing from where the guests came
from. As prizes for the estimation-game the winners got bons for
fishing-stuff, hairdresser and travel agency, flatware for grilling
and spirits. The “Texas Bandits” were playing wonderful songs
and they had arranged a wonderful program.
Loads of thank-you to the organizators. You arranged a wonderful
line dance day!
Silke Baier from the Tapping Toe from Mittenwald