Fun & Sun with the Sylvbury Stompers


Barry and Sylvia can’t believe it! June has been and gone and with it Malta Magic 3 is but a distant memory! This year the two week event held in the bright Malta sun was a huge success. Friends met with a mixture of fun and laughter as they enjoyed every single minute not wanting to leave the sea, sun and dancing.

And dance they did! 17 consecutive nights and six morning workshops incorporating 18 dances taught by six different instructors, including what appeared to be the favourites: Oklahoma Wind, Black & Gold, Like a Hero, Inside Out, Fire on Ice, Irish Spirit, My Veronica and Feed the Fetish.


Several theme nights got people in the party mood with a flash back to the swinging 60’s and a tropical Hawaiian night. Followed by giggles for everyone when laughter was the name of the game in a classic comedy night and ending the last night in the Wild West, complete with flags, covered wagon and a wonderful Line dancing pantomime horse, alias Pip and Anne Coleman from Lincolnshire.

The guest artists included the very popular and talented, Plain Loco and equally talented Gordon ‘Elvis’ who was very well received by the girls. During the second week we were treated to the brilliant Calico and Richard Palmer, who sang his heart out with a big smile on his face. The other guest singers were home grown Maltese artists Marisa D’Amato, and Memphis Tony. All the live artists were ably supported by DJ’s Baz, Bill and local DJ Franz.

Barry and Sylvia of Sylvbury Stompers said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and staff of the Topaz hotel in Bugibba for their support and hospitality, and for the sole use of their splendid air conditioned ball room for the entire duration.

“Once again, we would like to thank all of the dancers, nearly 200 in all. What an amazing standard of dance there was, with the dance floor full every night. At the end of the holiday they all went home with fantastic sun tans and happy faces from the inevitable 17 days of wall to wall sunshine.

“A special thank you for raising 370 Euros, which was donated to Maltese and British Charities.”