Broch dancers in national youth event

The 6.1.0 Dance Academy were one of the two Fraserburgh groups that took part in the event
The 6.1.0 Dance Academy were one of the two Fraserburgh groups that took part in the event

Two youth dance groups from Fraserburgh made ‘the leap’ to Edinburgh to participate in Scotland’s leading event for youth development.

6.1.0 Dance Academy and Lucie Summers Dance School sent 24 young dancers to YDance Routes Connections last weekend (13 - 15 November).

The Broch dancers went to the capital to join 13 other youth dance companies from across the country.

YDance Routines is the only event in Scotland that gives talented young dancers the opportunity to work with other dance companies and top choreographers from the UK.

Throughout the three day event the groups got the chance to work with eleven different choreographers, specialising in different dance styles, in a variety of taster sessions, choreographic workshops and informal sharing.

Yvonne Young, YDance assistant director, said: “YDance Routes Connections Weekend is a really invaluable experience for young dancers.”

Now in its fifth year, YDance took place at the Performing Arts Studios Scotland at Edinburgh College.

Lucie Summers, of Lucie Summers Dance School, said: “It was really exciting and I was expectant for the weekend.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for dancers from Aberdeenshire to meet with other youth dance groups around Scotland. It’s great to feel part of something bigger.

“I wanted all my dancers to leave the weekend feeling inspired and ready to bring back what they learned.”

YDance is the national dance organisation for children and young people aged 3 to 21 in Scotland.

It aims to offer every child and young person in Scotland the opportunity to realise their potential as individuals through dance and work through key partnerships in education, culture, health and sport, to provide a range of high quality dance experiences across three main areas of work - developing talent, education and participation.