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Some of the Marshall School of Dancing's beginners' class
Some of the Marshall School of Dancing's beginners' class

The Marshall School of Dancing’s annual display took place at a packed Drumlanrig school hall last Wednesday night.

The 44th staging of the popular event saw parents and friends enjoying the various routines by some 40 girls and one boy.

Pupils, who ranged in age from three to 25, performed Highland dances such as Strathspey and Half Tulloch, Sword Dance, Flora McDonald’s Fancy and Village Maid.

Tap dances and novelty routines were also to the fore, with 20 blind mice from the beginners’ class bedecked with pink ears and whiskers taking centre stage, while the junior class, dressed in red and green, were another highlight with their Irish dance.

The evening was brought to a close with the senior class putting a modern twist on Highland, danced to Avicii.

Marshall School of Dance teacher Sara Lothian, who is assisted by her mum Molly Marshall, said: “Our pupils were just fab and all their hard work really paid off.”

A donation from the proceeds of the show has been given to the 100-day charity challenge by Callum Murray and Finn Froud in aid of CCLASP.