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BYU Ballroom Dance Champions Entertain Shoppers in Aberdeen

A team of dancers from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, America recently enjoyed significant success at the British Dance Championships, held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The Latin team came first after fierce competition from seven other teams and the Ballrooom Formation team also took first place in their category. After the competition ended, the BYU team set off for a tour of the UK with their show “Swing & Sway”, with the City of Aberdeen being one of the stops. The dance programme featured Tango, Samba, Rumba and Waltz.

In Aberdeen, the team performed at a number of venues including a sell-out session at The Beach Ballroom – the audience enjoyed the event so much that many asked when the BYU team would be coming back. Another venue was Kings College at Aberdeen University where the dancers performed some of their routines for students. The dancers also took part in an exchange with students from Aberdeen University, and this semester marks the first time that ballroom classes have been on the curriculum at the University. Lunchtime shoppers at Union Square Shopping Mall were delighted to see the dancers performing some of their best pieces. 

All profits from the performances were donated to the “Archie Foundation” at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

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