Now’s the time to dance in Girvan

The Ailsa Craig dancers with Clyde
The Ailsa Craig dancers with Clyde

The Aileen Robertson school of dancing starts back in Girvan this month.

Aileen has had an exciting time recently as she was appointed as Dance Director at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Dance classes start back in the North Parish Church on Wednesday, September 10 at 5pm.

Highland Dancing offers your child a lifetime of opportunities. It’s a traditional form of dance which has progressed into the 21st Century through Choreography & the Worldwide interest that is attached to Highland Dance.

Highland is a disciplined form of dance because it is so technical. It is also athletic and takes strength and power to succeed in the Competitive World. Competing is optional & children can have fun with Highland & enjoy the challenges that lie ahead.

Children can begin lessons at three years of age and can continue to improve their standard of dance through examinations and good training.

Highland has brought fantastic opportunities for Ayrshire Dancers to travel and work with top musicians from all over the World.

Aileen said: “As Dance Director of the Ailsa Craig Highland Dancers, my own pupils have the first chance to be part of the group. We work as a team and since 2007 the group have been performing in International Tattoos and Corporate Events.

“Since 2007 we have danced in the United States four times, three times in the Virginia International Tattoo and the first ever Las Vegas International Tattoo, three times in the World Famous Basel Tattoo in Switzerland, twice in the International Mediterranean Festival and three times at the Berlin Tattoo.

“We have been invited to dance for the second time at the 2014 Christmas Tattoo in Basel performing with Top Secret Drum Corps and the Band of the Royal Marines.

“Sixteen dancers are heading to perform in the first Highland Military Tattoo in Inverness next week.

“As a former World Champion and teacher of dancers at World Championship level nothing compares to dancing in a show representing Scotland in front of an audience of 9000 each night.”

Aileen has just completed her first year as Dance Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

She added: “This has been the ultimate highlight of my dancing career. It was an honour to be a part of such a prestigious event and being part of the production team of one of the world’s largest events. It was just amazing. Roll on next year!”

Eight Ayrshire Dancers had the experience of dancing on the Castle Esplanade.

Check out the pictures and the opportunities in Highland Dancing by visiting the school’s website, www.robertsonhighlanddance.com.

You can enrol by emailing Aileen on aileendanceayr@aol.com or call 01655 750359.