Stephanie dances her way to the top

Stephanie Buchan won the 12 years Pre-Championship section.
Stephanie Buchan won the 12 years Pre-Championship section.

A twelve years-old dancer from Peterhead has won a top prize at a recent Highland Dancing Championship.

Stephanie Buchan won the twelve years Pre-Championship section at the Granite City Championship held at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen on Sunda, September 25.

There were a total of 16 dancers in the group and it was only Stephanie’s second attempt at winning the section.

She won her section by picking up two gold medals and one silver medal.

It was a very successful and emotional day for Stephanie who has been dancing since she was just three years old.

Stephanie is a pupil of the Slessor School of Dance which is based in Peterhead.

Her dance teacher, Jacqueline Slessor, told the Buchnanie: “I am very proud of what Stephanie has accomplished.

“She only progressed to the Premier category at the beginning of September so this is a fantastic achievement in such a short space of time.

“It is what every Highland dancer aspires to win.

“Stephanie works very hard in class and is very determined to succeed in her dancing. I wish her all the best for future championships”.

Meanwhile, another pupil, Jenna Mitchell came fifth overall in the Confined championship and runner-up in the Premier Nationals.

Pre-premier dancers Gemma Cheyne and Louise Cordiner also picked up trophies in their novice section, while Rebekah Stephen got great results in her beginners group.