Tina Birring, a Dyslexia tutor at the Digbeth Campus at South & City College is participating in something phenomenal as part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Tina has been doing Bhangra dancing for 7-8 years with her dance group, based in Sutton Coldfield.
She has previously performed for Dr Amir Khan’s ‘You Are What You Eat’ show and has participated in charity events, raising money for mental health. She also regularly performs at an annual event in her local area and has performed at Sutton Coldfield’s Town Hall as part of the Vaisakhi Festival.
When she found out auditions were taking place for Birmingham 2022, she had to attend as it was such a historic moment for Birmingham and she wanted to be a part of it.
Luckily, she made it through to auditions, alongside a few members of her dance group, and the rehearsals began. Speaking to Tina, she revealed ‘’rehearsal locations were kept secret so we weren’t easily found by the press and we would practice three days a week for 4 hours at a time’’.
When asked what she was most excited and most nervous about, she said:
‘’I am excited about getting into costume and going on the actual stage. I am most nervous about the routine and getting it wrong because 35,000 people will be at the event and 1 billion people will be watching worldwide’’.
Tina is not the only one who is excited, her children are too as her son has told his school what she’s getting up to and they have come together to show their support for her.
The college has been informed that several of the staff have auditioned for the event in their personal time and is extremely proud of Tina and all those taking part. We can’t wait to see the performances.