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Cuparians set to go dancing in the park

Yvonne Gray dancers: Morven Gillespie, Josie Graham, Fay Reilly,Erin Makein, Sophia Zomerdijk-Russell.

Yvonne Gray dancers: Morven Gillespie, Josie Graham, Fay Reilly,Erin Makein, Sophia Zomerdijk-Russell.

Cuparians are being urged to put their best feet forward tonight (Friday) and join in a nationwide challenge to get Scotland dancing.

As part of an initiative run by Creative Scotland, local dance teacher Yvonne Gray will be leading ‘The Big Dance’ in the Haugh Park at 6pm.

She and her team from the Yvonne Gray Dance Studios will be on the bandstand – so participants can follow along, even if they don’t know the moves.

All the school’s pupils, along with other community groups, have been practising’The Big Dance Pledge’, which has been created by a team at Scottish Ballet and will be performed all over the country this evening.

Big Dance is the UK’s largest festival of dance participation and performance.

Since 2006, Big Dance has taken place in the UK every two years.

The music can be downloaded from.bigdance.org.uk. Alternatively, you can check out the moves on the Yvonne Gray Dance Studios Facebook page.

Meanwhile, pupils of the school have been celebrating more success at a national level.

Five recently travelled to Cardiff as part of an 11-strong Scottish team in the Genée Dance Challenge 2014, run by the Royal Academy of Dance.

They each performed solo and one of them, Morven Gillespie, danced her way to the final in Antwerp, Belgium, in September, which will be judged by RAD president Darcey Bussell CBE.

She’ll be competing against dancers from all over northern Europe.

 

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