Lyntone School of Dancing

Tattoo 2011

What is the Tattoo?

Lyntone dancing is part of the UK Freestyle Display Team. Every year the team comes together and performs in the International Tattoo at the NIA. We perform a seven - eight minute routine where there are over 300 dancers ranging in age from 6 - 26.

Every year there is a theme to the music and several different songs are used throughout the performance. The whole team performs together then each school gets a solo spot where they get to show off their talents.

Previous routines can be viewed on youtube.

Below is the official description of the Tattoo from the NIA website:

The Birmingham International Christmas Tattoo promises a rousing start to the festive season as 1,000 military musicians and other performers march into Birmingham for the spectacular annual event in December.

The Tattoo is one of the premier events of its type attracting marching bands and displays from across Europe and the UK to the NIA each year.

For the first time, the Norwegians are sending their military musical ambassadors, the spectacular Norwegian King’s Guard Band and their drill team. They will be joining our own world famous Band and Drums of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and, in their scarlet tunics, the Band and Corps of Drums of the Yorkshire Volunteers.

Another first for the Tattoo is an appearance by the Band of the Liberation Army, from The Netherlands, whose distinctive style is well known in the world of military bands. Also on parade will be the National Youth Marching Band which combines six of the UK’s finest marching bands.

Complementing the massed marching bands will be the exciting displays including the field gun race, the gymnasts and dog display team, the RAFA Cosford Queen’s Colour, the massed parade of standards plus much, much more.

The whole Tattoo will take on a festive theme this year culminating in a Spectacular Christmas Grand Finale featuring the British Tenor Tim Pitman and singing sensation Rebecca Robinson and all 1,000 performers in a spectacle of light and sound.

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