Broch dancers set for success

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TWO Fraserburgh schoolgirls are set to appear on a TV dance competition, after impressing judges at an audition.

Elly Jameson (15), and Katrina Clark (16), wowed producers with their contemporary routine during a preliminary audition for Channel 4’s Got To Dance in Glasgow in July.

Now the Fraserburgh Academy pupils have been invited to take part in the next round, a televised audition at a specially designed ‘dance dome’ at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay this Saturday.

The girls, who attend classes in jazz, contemporary and hip hop at the town’s 6.1.0 Dance Academy, say they are nervous but excited about performing before celebrity judges Adam Garcia, Kimberley Wyatt and Ashley Banjo as well as a live audience.

Friends and dance partners since the age of three, sixth year pupil Katrina said that she was delighted to be sharing such an amazing experience with her best friend.

She said: “We are excited but really nervous. We love to dance and are so happy to get this far.”

The girls will perform their routine to the Evanessence tune Wake Me Up Inside.

Commenting on thier success, dance teacher at 6.1.0 Stephen Summers (24), said: “Katrina and Elly are so dedicated to improving their technique. I’m so proud of what they have achieved so far.”

Stephen, who graduated from Edinburgh’s Telford College of Dance in 2007, said that Elly and Katrina are among some of his best pupils at 6.1.0. Academy, which he set up in August last year.

“They took part in the audition off of their own backs,” said Stephen, “They decided to put together a contemporary routine as it is was something different to see a girl duo performing this type of dancing.”

Both girls are also rehearsing with Fraserburgh Junior Arts society for the Christmas Panto and Katrina helps out with some of the classes at the academy.

Stephen added: “The younger dancers really look up to them. We all wish them the best of luck.”