Dance school marks golden years
A LONG-STANDING dance school recognised star pupils at their 50th annual prizegiving.
The Stephanie Bridge School of Dancing, based at Fearns Community Sports College, held a show and awards night, with former pupil Aimee Thomson presenting pupils with their prizes.
Aimee attended the school from the age of five until she started university and she was nominated twice for a Freestyle Scholarship by examiners from the International Dance Teachers Association. She later went on to Sheffield Hallam to study a degree in mathematics.
In total 22 students aged between four and 11 years old, and one senior, took the audience back 50 years to the music of 1967, then brought them back through the decades to 2017.
All different styles of theatre dance - ballet, tap, freestyle, gymnastic dance, line dance, riverdance, song and dance and dance exercise were included in the show at the academy, which was founded in 1964 by Stephanie Bridge and is now run by her daughter Kathryn.
Students are now working towards their Christmas exams in gym, tap, ballet and freestyle.
●● Members of the Stephanie Bridge School of Dancing at their 50th Prizegiving Event