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Country Dancing Meets Skiing in New Film ‘Boots Over Brim’

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A few years ago, Amie Engerbretson—a professional dancer and skier—was dancing with her father at a cowboy bar in Jackson, Wyoming, where their footwork got a little too fancy for the venue. Once they started busting out inverted dance moves, with a dancer upside down, feet in the air, the bouncer promptly kicked them out, saying, “No boots over the brim!” Engerbretson was inspired.

In her new film, Boots Over Brim, from Sweetgrass Productions and Field Work, Engerbretson melds her two loves, western dancing and skiing, with the music of Paul Cauthen providing the beat for it all. Maybe dancing and skiing aren’t so different after all.

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