It’s strictly ballroom!

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Pupils from Craigievar Primary School were among those from across Donside who danced their way to fitness through a series of ballroom dancing lessons, organised as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s Active Schools programme.

As reported in last week’s Piper, more than 150 pupils from P4–P7 took part in dance-offs in the style of the famous Strictly Come Dancing show, on Friday (February 4) at Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie.

The event was originally due to be held in December but was postponed due to the weather.

The pupils have been learning dance steps from the tango to marenga under the expert instruction of David Robinson, Principal of Dance North East Scotland.

The project was part of an ongoing drive by the council’s Active Schools team to provide children with new and exciting physical activity opportunities.

Vice-chair of the committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “The Active Schools programme continues to give young people a reason to get moving, not to mention have lots of fun and their dance classes will continue to be on offer as part of an after school programme in the area.”

Some of the Craigievar Primary School children who took part are pictured taking to the floor at Thainstone House Hotel on Friday.

Ellice Milton