Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Highland Dancer Heads To America

chAt just 19 years old, Mackay local Tamlyn Evans has received a once in a lifetime opportunity in the world of dance, earning the honour of representing Australia at the well-regarded Washington Tattoo in the U.S.
Selected as one of only 11 dancers, she will travel to America in April with the international highland dancing team, OzScot Australia.
Tamlyn's passion for dance ignited at a young age, encompassing Scottish highland dancing alongside ballet and contemporary forms which have led to this exciting international selection.
Recognising the demanding nature of highland dancing, Tamlyn has tirelessly trained, honing in on her strength and stamina to meet a rigorous performance schedule.
The highlight of Tamlyn's trip will undoubtedly be her performances at the Washington Tattoo in Washington DC, where she will also grace the historic grounds of Washington House. Additionally, Tamlyn will partake in the New York Tartan Day Celebrations, adding further prestige to her international debut.
Sponsored by the Scottish Government, the Washington Tattoo's Tartan Day Tattoo D.C. 2024 promises to be a memorable event held on April 2nd at the renowned Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Centre. This occasion marks the first time OzScot has held The New York Tartan Day Parade.  
Beyond her performances, Tamlyn will engage with students at various schools during educational sessions, further enriching her experience abroad.
As she departs on March 31st and returns on April 10th, Tamlyn's journey represents not only a personal achievement but is also a testament to the talent that lies within the Mackay region and her success is an inspiration to aspiring performers within the local dance community.

Contributed By Tracy Evens

19-year-old Tamlyn Evens set to embark on a thrilling international journey as she represents her home country in the world of highland dance.
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