Serena’s girls can-can!

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THE Serena Wilson School of Highland Dancing celebrated its 15the anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate than a trip to Disneyland, Paris.

Eight girls - Stacey Strachan (21), Jemma Massie (15), Sacha Whyte (12), Alana Henderson (11), Patzi-George Maskame (11), Gemma Mackie (10), Darcie Thain (10) and Layla Drunsfield (4) - took part in the Scottish Highland Dance International at Disneyland Paris at the weekend.

The group left on November 10 and returned on the 14th, and had an absolute ball. The event involved 24 school and around 350 dancers from around the world.

While away, as well as showcasing the school’s dance, they got to take part in the pre-parade, workshops and ceilidh.

It was a magical event for all concerned. They got to showpiece their specially choreographed dance - made up by Serena and her girls - they got to dress in specially made costumes designed by Serena and made by her mum Kathleen Wilson, they were involved in fundraising for the event and were even involved in the travel arrangements.

Serena has expressed thanks to everyone who donated and helped towards the trip. A total of £1,598.30 was raised through a prize bingo at Buchanhaven Hearts, a guess the number of sweeties in the jar at West End Butchers, soft toy raffle at Mrs Bridges coffee shop, Body Shop orders, guess the dogs’ birthday and a donations box at the dress rehearsal for the extended family to go along and observe.

The girls are getting a chance to dance their showpiece dance at the Peterhead Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday (November 18 and 19), and tickets available at the community centre reception.