18 July 2010

Tupton Carnival 2010

The Top Lodge Trio and team were blessed with beautiful weather on the afternoon of Tupton Carnival. Proceedings started with the procession through the village and into the Main Arena. There were some spectacular outfits!!!
The 2010 Carnival Queen arrived to be crowned with her attendees.
And the "retiring 2009 Queen" handed over her roll in a formal presentation.

Two of the Fancy Dress competitors.

Stilt Walkers, bears and cowboy - many different fancy dress themes.

Top Lodge opened the entertainment with a run through of what the sport of Heelwork To Music really is.

Showing all the official HW Positions and later followed this with some freestyle moves.

Lesley and her youngest dog Hamish were the first to perform - showing many of the positions explained earlier to the crowd in a heelwork routine, to the music "Big Bad Handsome Man".

Karen Sykes and the oldest dog in the Top Lodge Group, Kes followed with their Freestyle routine to "Me Ol' Bamboo". At 12 years old she can still outrun Karen!

Lesley Neville and her Beardie Angus followed with their Freestyle routine to POSH with exploding jumps and great timing to the music

And Kath Hardman with Spice closed the first set with their Crufts 2008 Winning Freestyle Routine perfoming to "If I Only Had A Brain".

After a good break, the trio set about entertaining again. Lesley and Angus opened this set with "Nothing Like A Dame". Another fast and furious routine.

Karen and Fly then asked children to come into the ring to see if they could learn some of the Freestyle moves - Fly demonstrated as Karen cued her.

What a very obedient and enthusiastic crowd of youngsters they were.

Then Karen called out many moves one after another and the children tried to get the positions before Fly! They tried hard but couldn't quite beat her!!!

Lesley had recovered from the fast routine from South Pacific and this time performed a Heelwork To Music routine to the music "Capone"

And Kath closed the set with Spice and a fast and furious "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines"

Thank you Tupton for inviting us to entertain at Tupton Carnival 2010.

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