Disney trip to remember for North-east dancers

The dancers all kitted out during their trip to Paris
The dancers all kitted out during their trip to Paris

An Aberdeenshire dance school jetted off to Disneyland for an unforgettable experience last month.

Lawrence Dance Academy pupils took part in the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance held in Paris from November 19-24.

Yeehah - Some of the pupils performed a cowgirl routine

Yeehah - Some of the pupils performed a cowgirl routine

The school were among over 200 dancers who performed for hundreds of visitors as part of the event held during November 19-24. Over the October holidays the girls busily prepared as rehearsals took place.

Teacher Rhona Lawrence congratulated the girls on their success.

She told the Times: “The competitions resulted in great success and extra baggage on the homeward journey!

“A truly spectacular and memorable event that the dancers, teachers and families will cherish forever.

“We have been going for four years now and are already planning next year!

“Well done Lawrence Dance Academy!”

During the trip the girls also took part in Highland dancing and choreomagic contests as well as the pre parade throughout the park.

A surprise meet and greet was organised with Mickey and Minnie Mouse before the team spent time teaching Merida how to Highland dance.

Nine-year-old Lauryn Ritchie was awarded the overall Beginners Highland at the event while other trophy winners included Rachael Fraser (17), Emma Fraser (15), Jessica Morrison (14), Kelly Yule (14), Kirsty Hutcheson (14), Erin Strachan (12), Olivia Richardson (9) and Lucy Strachan (8).

Performing to the music from Brave, Emma Fraser, won in the solo category of the Choreomagic contest.

Erin Strachan and Jessica Morrison won in the duet section dancing to tunes from Frozen.