Dance success for NE students

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DANCERS from the Lawrence Dance Academy have enjoyed success both at home and away recently.

Rachel Fraser (15) from Mintlaw came third overall in the 13 and under 16 category at the Granite City Confined Championship, with a first, a second, a fourth and a fifth.

She also won the national section at the Granite City Championships, with three first places and a second.

Meanwhile, Kate Ramsay (10), from Stuartfield came fifth overall in the 12 and under section of the same competition, having taken two fifth place finishes.

Also competing at the Granite City Championships at the Beach Ballroom in the city was Brogan Martin from Huntly.

Brogan (9), came first runner-up in the nine years and under championships.

She also competed in the Solway Highland Dancing Championships and again came first runner-up in the nine years and under championships with one first place and three second places.

In the championships of the year, Brogan competed in the under ten years at the Kingdom of Fife Championships at Glenrothes and came first runner-up. She also won the under ten years national section with four first places. This completes a fantastic year of several championship titles all over Scotland for the young dancer.

New Deer student Lauren Towns (8), came sixth in the Granite City Championship line-up for nine years and under.

She took fifth place in the fling, fifth in the swords and judges’ points in the Seann Trubhs and Strathspey Reel.

Hannah Bloomfield from New Deer came runner-up in the novice group at the same championships.

Hannah (8), got a combination of golds and silvers and bronze medals in the event, which featured seven dances.

Meanwhile, Erin Will from Peterhead won the beginner section of the championships.

Erin (8), took four first places in the competition, a second and two third places over the seven dances.

Amy Anderson (7), from Kintore came runner-up in the intermediate section at the same championships.

She took first, second and third placings over eight dances.