FOUR Highland dancers from the Allana Brown School of Dancing have returned home from the world championships with a win. 

Connie Urquhart, 13, Brooke McAlonie, 16, Lucy Forrest, 17, and Louise Barton, 22, all succeeded in winning trophies in their respective age groups in the championships at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon. 

A delighted Allana told the Press: “I am so very proud of all four of the girls returning home with the silverware which is an amazing achievement and a result of their dedication and hard work.“ 

The girls, who train with Allana in the dance studio of Dunfermline High School, have also had an extremely successful Highland Games and championship season and have won across the country.

The dance school held a charity festival the week before the championships in Dunfermline High School where they raised the sum of £2,200 for The Arran Brown Rainbow Foundation, which supports various projects and research into autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).

On top of all this, the school enjoyed performing at acivic reception held in The Glen Pavilion last Wednesday to celebrate Dunfermline's city status and the launch of its new tartan.

The performance team included the four Cowal trophy winners as well as Ellie Forrester, Aimee Munro, Erin Bruce, Yishi Tan, and Anne Cui. 

As well as traditional highland dances they performed for the first time in public a dance choreographed by the dance school entitled 'A Tribute to The City of Dunfermline' which was very well received.

The performance team enjoy performing at hotels, charity events and various functions throughout the country. 

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