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Tony Cargill Tony Cargill - Scotland

Age started dancing?
5

Why did you start?

First teacher & current teacher?
Linda Napier & Shendll Russell

Competitive highlights?
Winning the Worlds would have to be at the top of my list, but winning the Scottish Area finals is another because I love taking part in team events and this is the only event in Highland Dancing that I can do this.
Becoming adult world champion in 2004.

Favourite competition?
The Worlds

Why is this your favourite?
Because of the sheer adrenaline rush that I get from taking part in such a high level of competition against many of the top dancers from all over the world.

Non-competitive highlights?
Performing at the Amsterdam Arena in front of 60,000 people and also going to Beijing and performing at various venues there.

Favourite dance & reason?
Gillie Chalium (Swords) - It is such a challenge to get through and perform at such a high standard without kicking the sword, that when I do, it is such a great feeling.

Funniest dancing memory?
There have been several funny moments in my dancing career and the most recent one would be from the Friday of the Worlds this year (2002), just before my reel. I was tying my shoes , when SNAP went my lace, luckily I got a lace from another dancer who had just come off from their own reel. But to top it all off, when sorting out my lace I decided to drop my hap in a puddle!

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