A CUMNOCK dance school held their Christmas display this week with kids showcasing routines they’ve been working on in class and exam pieces that they will perform next year.

LE Dance Fusion’s show took place in The Barony Hall of Barony Campus on Friday, December 17.

Pupils ages three to 18 years took part in the performance but it was a particularly emotional night for two senior girls, Iona Young and Kenzie Archibald, as it was their final performance as amateur students.

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Both girls recently retired from Freestyle after 11 years competing, having been part of the school since they were small, training from beginner to premier champ status.

Award winners on the night were: Personality – Kayla Malcolm and Liara Naismith; Most Improved – Murryn Marshall and Amber Samson; Special Recognition – Ellie O’Conner and Amina Ahmed.

All the Starlite and 1st Steps pupils received a special medal for their merit and all pupils got a Christmas present from Santa Claus.

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The display also marks 20 years of teaching for principal teacher, Libby Graham. She said: “The display was our first public performance since 2019 due to the pandemic. So much has happened in that time for us both on a personal and professional level.

“It’s been a very uncertain time for all but I am delighted to have came out the other end and to still have a great wee school with the best kids.”

Classes will recommence on Monday, January 10.

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