A GROUP of girls from a dance school in Cumnock have competed in their first festival since the pandemic hit – and they put in quite the performance.

Cumnock Chronicle:

The competitive team from KGstarDance in Cumnock headed to The Aviemore Championships at the end of October to take part in a weekend full of dancing, laughter, memories and fun, and managed to bag themselves a few awards in the process.

Cumnock Chronicle:

A list of awards are as follows:

Grand Prix

U10 - Aimee Lorimer 4th

U14 - Aimee Nimmo 4th

Youth - Leigha Eaglesham 3rd


Two winners

Six runners up

Two top 3

Two top 5

Two finalists


10/10 Finals

Rising Stars

One winner

Two top 5

Grand Final

18 Qualifiers

Two wins

One runner up

One top 3

Five top 5

Cumnock Chronicle:

Two finalists

Aimee Lorimer was crowned Double U10 Intermediate Aviemore Champion 2021 and Leigha Eaglesham took home Double Youth Intermediate Aviemore Champion 2021.

Cumnock Chronicle:

Eilidh Karimlar also retired from freestyle.

She was the winner of the Ken Dobson Aviemore Scholarship in 2019 and was able to hand it over to the next winner before retiring.

Cumnock Chronicle:

She was hugely successful in freestyle, winning many major titles, and will be missed.