Ellie takes top honours at Forfar championships

Pre-Championship winner Ellie Burnett with her trophy.
Pre-Championship winner Ellie Burnett with her trophy.

A young Fraserburgh dancer has taken a top honour at a recent championship in Forfar.

Ellie Burnett (13), achieved one of the goals that all Highland dancers aspire to, by taking the Pre-Championship section at the Royal Burgh of Forfar Championships.

The event was held on Sunday, September 14.

Ellie, from Fraserburgh, has been a pupil of the Burnett School of Dance in Fraserburgh since she was five years old and has taken part in many competitions all over Scotland.

As well as competing in dancing, this year Ellie was also part of the school’s choreography team for the first time.

Ellie’s teachers, Glynis, Sarah and Alixa, were all delighted for her success.

Glynis told the Herald: “Ellie really deserved her win at Forfar.

“She has worked hard for it and has always been a pleasure to teach”.

Ellie will continue to compete and winning the Pre-Championship means she can now enter championship classes.

She is also working towards her next dancing and theory exams as well as practicing with the choreography team.

The school is very proud of Ellie and everyone there has wished her even greater success in the future.

The Burnett School of Dance has been tutoring pupils in Highland and Scottish National dance in Fraserburgh more more than 50 years.

Classes are available for all ages and abilities in Highland, Scottish National and choreography.

Theory lessons are also offered by the school.

Anyone wishing further information on any of the classes offered by the school can call (01771) 653238, where they will be happy to help.