Top marks for St Cyrus dancing duo

Elle Donald & Jaime Dima.
Elle Donald & Jaime Dima.

In 2014 NMG School of Dancing had two girls from St Cyrus taking part in their first ever Highland Dance competitions.

Elle & Jaime have both been taught by Noreen-Marie Geddes at the NMG School of Dancing, the girls have achieved fantastic success in the six highland dance completions they entered over the summer months last year. Between them they had a total haul of 78 medals and 14 trophies which is a fantastic achievement for their first season.

The girls danced in the following sections, Jaime in the beginners & Elle in the Novice. Dancing in the Highland Fling, Swords, Seann Triubhas, Reel, Flora McDonald and the Scottish Lilt.

An excellent first season it must be said and a testament to Noreen-Marie. In the beginners and novice sections the dancers must collect 6 stamps on their dance card before moving up to the next section. To achieve the stamp you must be placed either 1st, 2nd or 3rd at a competition. Both the girls managed this achievement with ease during the 6 competitions. Jaime will now be moving up to Novice and Elle will move up to Intermediate section.

Noreen-Marie says she is very proud of Elle and Jaime’s achievements to date; they have worked extremely hard in and out of class to gain this success. Noreen-Marie has been teaching the girls for two years, Jaime had no dance experience before she joined the dance school and Elle had only a little experience of dancing from a younger age. The girls have come a long way and Noreen-Marie hopes for their success to continue, and hopes they continue to enjoy the whole Highland Dance experience.

Results

Stonehaven Highland Games: Jaime – Highland Fling (1st), Swords (4th), Seann Triubhas (2nd), Reel (3rd), Flora McDonald (4th) & Scottish Lilt (4th)

Elle – Swords (5th), Seann Triubhas (2nd), & Flora McDonald (1st)

Perth Highland Games: Jaime – Highland Fling (1st), Swords (2nd), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), Flora McDonald (1st) & Scottish Lilt (2nd) (Overall Trophy winner)

Elle – Highland Fling (3rd), Swords (5th), Seann Triubhas (4th), Reel (5th), & Scottish Lilt (3rd)

Strathardle Highland Games: Jaime – Highland Fling (2nd), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (2nd), Flora McDonald (2nd) & Scottish Lilt (1st) (Overall Trophy winner)

Elle – Highland Fling (1st), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), Flora McDonald (1st) & Scottish Lilt (1st) (Overall Trophy winner)

Montrose Highland Games: Jaime – Highland Fling (1st), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), Flora McDonald (1st) & Scottish Lilt (1st) (Overall winner)

Elle – Highland Fling (2nd), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), Flora McDonald (1st) & Scottish Lilt (1st) (Overall winner)

Granite City Championships Aberdeen: Jaime – Highland Fling (5th), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), Flora McDonald (1st) & Scottish Lilt (1st) (Overall Trophy winner)

Elle – Highland Fling (1st), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), Flora McDonald (3 rd) & Scottish Lilt (1st) (Overall Trophy winner)

Both girls also danced in the trophy Fling with Jaime getting a (1st) and Elle being placed (3rd).

Newport Highland Dancing Completion: Jaime – Highland Fling (1st), Swords (1st), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (1st), trophy Fling (1st) Flora McDonald (1st) & Scottish Lilt (2 nd) (Overall Trophy winner)

Elle– Swords (3 rd), Seann Triubhas (1st), Reel (4 th), trophy Fling (4 th) Flora McDonald (3 rd) & Scottish Lilt (1st)