Feature: Highland / Highland

The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By Catherinemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Sep 10, 2009 08:00 PM
Edited by hylndlas (107168) on 2009-09-13 23:06:37 .
Edited by hylndlas (107168) on 2009-09-13 23:07:13 .
The Triubhas News is pleased to present it's 37th issue with dancer_holland!

The Triubhas News is pleased to present it's 37th issue with

Username: dancer_holland
Why did you choose your username? Because I’m from Holland (The Netherlands)
Name: Miriam van Rooij
Member since: 2006
Years Dancing: 13
Age: 18
Board: SDTA

What tartan do you wear for your kilt, and is there a specific reason why you chose it? Macleod of lewis. I just love yellow!

Tell us a bit about your other costumes.
Do you wear a white dress or an Aboyne for nationals?
A light blue Aboyne
What colour is your jig dress? Green with two tone jig shoes
What colour is your hornpipe outfit? Navy Blue

What brand of Ghillies do you wear? Hullachan Pro

What is the name of your school and teacher? Dutch pipes and drums, Rik de Vroome

Why did you choose highland? My granddad played the tenor drum in a pipe band. And I just loved the highland dancers. So I decided to try.

Do you take, or have you taken, any other forms of dance? I did ballet for 10 years

What makes you love Highland dance? The costumes

If you could describe your dancing in only 1 word, what would it be? Fantastic!

Do you compete? If so, what level are you in? I’m in Premier

When is your next competition (if applicable)? 12th September, Alden biesen (Belgium); 20th November, Ghent (Belgium)

What has been your most memorable competition moment? My first Intermediate competition in Colchester. I won the overall trophy

What has been your most memorable non-competitive achievement? The trips to Malta, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, England, Belgium, Germany and France with my band!

Do you remember your first competition and how you did there? My first competition was in the Netherlands (Swifterband). And I got 4 Silver medals.

What do you enjoy most about competitions? To catch up with friends. And to stand on that stage and to do my best.

What is the most difficult thing for you about Highland? Split Highcuts!
What's the easiest? Shedding

What are your best and favourite steps? All the steps in the jig.
What are your worst and least favourite? The sword dance.

Anything you are still working on? Split Highcuts

Do you ever feel the pressure to quit? NO!!

What are your favourite dances? JIG! And blue bonnets

How often do you take class? Once a week

Do your friends and family support your dancing? Yes, they are always there for me!

Do you hang out with your dance friends outside the studio? Yes we do sleepovers. And sometimes we go to the cinema, go bowling, to the Efteling or we just hang out.

Would you rather have a strict or an easy-going teacher? Strict

What has been your most embarrassing dance moment? Once in England it rained very hard. And I went on stage for the fling. The stage was very slippery and I slide off the stage. It was very embarrassing.

If someone completely unfamiliar with Highland dancing asked you why you did it, what would you tell them? Because I just love it!

What other activities do you have besides dancing? I do cycle racing and I play the tenor drum

Have you ever taken a break from dancing? No

Which do you prefer:

Highland or National Dances:

National

Highland Outfit or National Outfit:
Highland

Jig or Hornpipe:
Jig

Regular Competitions or Highland Games:
I think I like Highland games more.
But I like Regular competitions too.

Traditional Dances or Choreographies:
Both

Thanks for the great interview!
Catherine

6 Replies to The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer holland

re: The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By booverly
On Thu Sep 10, 2009 08:30 PM
Great interview! I can feel the enthusiasm you have for highland dance. What a great role model for all of us.

Thanks to you and Catherine!
re: The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By rosalinde
On Fri Sep 11, 2009 08:56 AM
That's one awesome Jig picture!

Cool interview!
re: The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By ScottishMamimember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Sep 11, 2009 01:21 PM
it's super cool to hear from someone not from Scotland or North America! good interview!
re: The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By dancer_holland
On Mon Sep 14, 2009 03:16 AM
Thank you! You all should come to the netherlands for a competition!
I think you would like it(A)
re: The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By saor_celticmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:06 AM
Another Great Interview!

Thanks.
re: The Triubhas News, Issue 37 - dancer_holland
By Jennypollock1member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:14 AM
Hi, Good Interview. Like the photo.



Jenny xxx

ReplySendWatch

Powered by XP Experience Server.
Copyright ©1999-2021 XP.COM, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
XL
LG
MD
SM
XS
XL
LG
MD
SM
XS