Every high­land dancer’s dream

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ROMA high­land dancers Ellen Kehl and Han­nah Hughes have re­cently returned from an over­seas trip that is every dancer’s dream op­por­tu­nity.

The girls were in Switzer­land per­form­ing in the 2017 Basel Tat­too, as mem­bers of the Aus­tralian OzS­cot High­land Danc­ing team.

The Basel Tat­too is recog­nised in­ter­na­tion­ally as the second largest tat­too in the world after the Royal Ed­in­burgh Mil­i­tary Tat­too.

It is a mil­i­tary mu­sic event show­cas­ing the best bands, chore­og­ra­phy and dancers.

Ellen and Han­nah said they were hon­oured to be mem­bers of such an elite team.

“The feel­ing of per­form­ing on a world stage with the na­tional team was sim­ply in­de­scrib­able,” Ellen said.

The team met in Basel in mid-July.

They trained for six days lead­ing up to the open­ing night of the tat­too.

From there, the girls per­formed every night for nine nights in front of au­di­ences of up to 9000 spec­ta­tors each night.

“Be­hind the scenes it was re­ally hard work,” Han­nah said.

“But when you are do­ing what you love with peo­ple you love danc­ing with you, it makes it eas­ier.”

OzS­cot Aus­tralia dance di­rec­tor and founder Ch­eryl Roach OAM, con­grat­u­lated the team on their ef­fort.

“Your teach­ers, fam­ily and Aus­tralia should all be very proud of your per­for­mances and achieve­ments on a world stage of a very suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tional event.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DREAM BIG: Roma high­land dancers Ellen Kehl and Han­nah Hughes per­formed in the 2017 Basel Tat­too in Switzer­land.

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