A Mintlaw Academy pupil has been dancing up a storm at the recent World Dance Masters in Blackpool.
Fourth year pupil Chloe Sandison took part in the competition, which was held in the city’s Winter Gardens.
Over the course of the weekend, Chloe took part in many different dances, alongside competitors from countries far and wide, including Australia, Ireland and England.
Within the World Dance Masters contest itself, there were several divisions and age groups in which people could vie to become the World Champions.
People danced solo, in teams, in a pro-am couple, in quads, with partners etc. and there were many different dances to compete in, including Cha Cha, hip hop and country.
At nights, Chloe enjoyed the social activities, at which contestants could just have a dance with friends or watch a show, which this year featured CountryVive, a line dance act whose members hail from all across the UK.
The team was made up of members of the World Dance Masters Elite Show Team, a group of line dance judges, instructors, and World Dance Masters Allstar competitors who earlier this year got in to the live shows of Britain’s Got Talent.
Chloe had a busy weekend, competing in Intermediate Teen pro-am, dancing the Waltz, the Two Step, the Cha Cha, the East Coast Swing and the West Coast Swing.
She came second with honours in her dances. She also competed in Intermediate Teen Solo and got sixth overall, with fifth in two dances and a sixth in the other. She also took part in another of the competitions in a team with girls from Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Buckie, which came second overall.
Finally, she won a sixth place with partner Liam Duthie from Fraserburgh in the country dances. Chloe is clearly a very talented girl.
For more information about the World Dance Masters, go to www.worlddancemasters.com