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Trophies galore: Moray dances to success


By Alistair Whitfield


The IDance group show off their trophies from the World Dance Masters Line Dancing World Championships.
Picture: Eric Cormack. Image No.044602
The IDance group show off their trophies from the World Dance Masters Line Dancing World Championships. Picture: Eric Cormack. Image No.044602

A MORAY club took the recent world line dancing championships in Blackpool by storm.

I Dance Group had one of its members, Carla Duncan, crowned the world's best.

Meanwhile, another 16 dancers from the Buckie-base club impressed the judges at the famous Winter Gardens venue, which attracted contestants from 20 different countries

A large group of supporters travelled down to England for the championships, including Carla's mum Sheryl.

A hugely proud Sheryl said: "It's a bit surreal to suddenly have a world champion in the family. But Carla's 22 now and she's been line dancing since she was three years old.

"All the dancers at the club practice so hard.

"It's a real pleasure to support them."

Carla came first in the elite Allstar Division, while fellow club member Joy Morrison came third.

In addition, line dancing newcomer Lucie Rose came first in her category.

I Dance meets every Monday night in room adjacent to the swimming pool in Buckie.

Young dancers are taught from 4pm-6pm, while adult and secondary school-age dancers meet from 6pm-8pm.

Besides Carla and Joy, the club's other two teachers are Eilidh Murray and Shannen Innes.

In addition, Nicola Lafferty regularly travels up from Glasgow to give classes, while thanks are also due to coach and dancer James McLaughlan.

Pictures: Eric Cormack. Image No.044602.
Pictures: Eric Cormack. Image No.044602.

Full results from the 2019 World Dance Masters Line Dancing Championships:

Allstar Division: 1st Carla Duncan, 3rd Joy Morrison.

Advanced: 3rd Eilidh Murray

Intermediate: 3rd Darcy Stewart

Newcomer Teen Pro Am: 1st Lucie Rose

Primary Newcomer: 2nd Kari Phimister, 3rd Miley Main, 5th Lexi Cowie

Rugrats: 5th Frankie Innes

Pro-Am: 3rd Darcy Ritchie

Novice Primary: 5th Darcy Ritchie

The club's other dancers also did Moray proud.

They are 'Tiny Tot' Halle Main, plus semi finalists Ruby Robertson, Keira Cameron, Robyn Taylor, and quarter finalists Mya Zilelinski and Grace Newlands.



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