By Alistair Whitfield
A BUCKIE dance club took the recent world line dancing championships in Blackpool by storm. IDance had one of its members, Carla Duncan, crowned the world’s best. Meanwhile, another 16 dancers from the Buckie-based club impressed the judges at the famous Winter Gardens venue, which attracted contestants from 20 different countries A large group of supporters travelled down to England for the championships, including Carla’s mum Sheryl. A hugely proud Sheryl said: “It’s a bit surreal to suddenly have a world champion in the family, but Carla’s 22 now and she’s been line dancing since she was three years old. “All the dancers at the club practise so hard. “It’s a real pleasure to support them.” Carla came first in the elite Allstar Division, while fellow club member Joy Morrison came third. In addition, line dancing newcomer Lucie Rose came first in her category.
IDance meets every Monday night in a room adjacent to the swimming pool in Buckie. Young dancers are taught from 4pm-6pm, while adult and secondary school-age dancers meet from 6pm-8pm. Besides Carla and Joy, the club’s other teachers are Eilidh Murray, Shannen Innes, Nicola Lafferty and James McLaughlan. Full results from the championships: Allstar Division: 1st Carla Duncan, 3rd Joy Morrison. Advanced: 3rd Eilidh Murray. Intermediate: 3rd Darcy Stewart. Newcomer Teen Pro Am: 1st Lucie Rose. Primary Newcomer: 2nd Kari Phimister, 3rd Miley Main, Newcomer: 5th Lexi Cowie. Rugrats: 5th Frankie Innes. Pro-Am: 3rd Darcy Ritchie. Novice Primary: 5th Darcy Ritchi.