Kyle teenager achieves dance leadership qualification

A pupil from Plockton High School is now a qualified dance leader, having successfully completed a training award through the YDance Active project.

Robynn Butler from Kyle was one of five girls to undertake the Dance Leadership (Level 2) award with YDance earlier this month. The other participants were Kelsey MacBeth from Mallaig High School, Morgan Irwin from Campbeltown Grammar School, and Izzy MacDonald and Morgan Leeming from Nairn Academy.

Robynn is now a qualified dance leader
Robynn is now a qualified dance leader

The weekend-long course taught the girls how to develop leadership and communication skills, how to plan and deliver a quality dance lesson and a host of other skills that ensured they finished the course as qualified dance leaders. The award is a nationally-recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead groups in dance activities whilst under the supervision of their tutor or other suitably-qualified adult.

Sarah Smith, YDance Active acting project co-ordinator, said: “YDance Active has been running these courses since September 2012 and the response from the participants has been overwhelming. We can see them working together, developing these skills and growing in confidence, and now they will have a nationally-recognised qualification which will allow them to champion dance in their local communities.”