Learning curve for modern dance starlets

Rosie and Rachel

Rosie and Rachel

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Two local dancers have been selected for a prestigious training programme with YDance, Scotland’s national dance organisation for children and young people.

The Falkirk dancers will spend four weeks with acclaimed choreographers to create new contemporary dance works before performing across Scotland in the annual national Project Y tour.

Rosie Stevenson and Rachel Laird have been selected from applicants UK-wide to work with Anna Kenrick (artistic director) and guest choreographers Liv Lorent and Gavin Coward (balletLORENT), Matthew Robinson (Scottish Dance Theatre) and Tamsyn Russell.

Rosie (16) is one of the youngest participants.

She started dancing aged three and has shown real talent having sat her Higher dance qualification early.

Rosie said: “I hope to learn new choreography with lots of different choreographers.”

Rachel (19) brings a wealth of experience as this is her fourth year participating in the course.

She is a student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. She has toured Europe with YDance’s National Youth Dance Company of Scotland.

Rachel said: “Project Y allows you to gain skills formal dance training does not always provide including the opportunity to create and tour work with famous choreographers.”