Town dancer reaches new audience

Caroline Reagh in action on stage, backed by piper Fin Moore.'Contributed photograph

Caroline Reagh in action on stage, backed by piper Fin Moore.'Contributed photograph

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MONTROSE-Born dancer Caroline Reagh has returned to the area to introduce a new audience to step-dance.

Caroline is a member of the traditional music and dance company Dannsa, which will perform in Laurencekirk for the first time next Friday.

The show features step-dancers and musicians from Scotland and Cape Breton who are touring with their production as part of Scottish Government’s Year of Creative Scotland.

Caroline, who now lives in Edinburgh, began ballet dancing at the age of six and later took up Highland dancing. She trained as a P.E. teacher at Dunfermline College of Physical Education in Edinburgh studying dance, aesthetics and theatre studies before continuing her formal dance training at Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Canada. She has also studied dance in Austria, Jamaica, Cape Breton Island and South Uist.

A co-founder and director PointBlank Dance Theatre, she has also been chairwoman of Community Dance Scotland, director of the Scottish Youth Dance Festival and Dance Artist in Residence with Ross and Cromarty District Council.

Her interest in step dance has taken her to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye; Ceolas, South Uist and Cape Breton.

Dannsa will perform in the Dickson Hall, Laurencekirk, next Friday, September 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets are available by calling 01561 376896/377501, e-mailing admin.dicksonhall@btconnect.com or from Michie the Chemist, Laurencekirk