Carol McLaren Dance Academy based in Blantyre have successfully qualified to Represent Team Scotland at this year’s Dance World Cup!
This is the most prestigious dance competition in the dance world and only the most elite dancers from around the world are chosen.
A spokesperson told Blantyre Telegraph, “We are the first Dance Academy in our region of Scotland to ever qualify. We will be dancing against 62 countries from around the world. The event will be held in Burgos, Spain, between the 2nd-10th July.”
CMDA have qualified for an amazing total of 23 dances some of which include Mini and Junior Jazz and Lyrical Team Dances, Lyrical Soloists, Acro Soloists, Ballet Soloists and many more. Two dancers also received awards for highest scoring qualifying lyrical solo in Scotland and highest scoring qualifying acro solo in Scotland. Outstanding awards and achievements for the Dance School and Team Scotland..
During these unprecedented times this is giving young local dancers something to work towards and the chance of a lifetime to represent their country on a huge worldwide platform.
They added, “In past years for any events, under “normal” circumstances, we were actively able to fundraise ourselves, such as bagpacking, show events and fundraising nights, however like most things Covid has put a stop to that.”
“So for now we are trying to fundraise as much as we can through online events and have recently set up a facebook page named, “CMDA Fundraising Fun” where we will hold monthly cash raffles, top prizes and much more! We have also set up a just giving page, “CMDA Dance World Cup Dream” and the link for that is attached.
We Kindly ask for as much support as possible from all of our family and friends and the local community to help achieve these young dancers dreams. This will be an amazing lifetime experience and achievement for them to represent Team Scotland at a massive Global event.”
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