Pre championship success for Ellon dancer Iona

Iona Baillie
Iona Baillie

An Ellon dancer has won her pre championships at the Aberdeen Highland Festival.

Iona Baillie, a pupil of the Hendry Watt Dance School of Highland Dancing, gained the achievement at the Beach Ballroom competition on Sunday, April 24.

She participated in the 15 years category and won with two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal.

This was her fifth attempt at trying for her pre championships since 2013 and Iona’s family are very proud of her.

Iona has been highland dancing since she was 8-years-old and will now be able to compete at championship level.

She previously won three medals at the Scotdance Canada Championship Series in 2014 and has won 300 medals and 25 trophies to date.