Pitmedden girl wins pre-champ shield

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A PITMEDDEN Highland dancer has reached an important milestone in her dancing career, after winning a pre-championship shield following a competition in Inverness.

13-year old Hannah Duncan won the shield, which allows her to now compete at a higher, more advanced level. Dance teacher Arlene Penny, who runs a dance school in Pitmedden which Hannah attends, told the Ellon Times that the award meant a lot, as Hannah is her first pupil to win a pre-championship trophy.

“Hannah is the first girl from my school to win, so I’m obviously very proud of her! There are other girls competing, but Hannah is the first to win her pre-championships.”

Hannah, who trains at the Arlene Penny School and Dance and the Rosaline Hendry School of Dance, told the Times that the shield had been won following a lot of hard work.

“I’ve been trying to compete in a pre-championship cometition for a year now, so to win this is fantastic.” she said.