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Highland dance success

Dancers on the podium at ASB Theatre. Photo: Supplied.

A taste of Scotland came to Marlborough this weekend as around 200 competitors took part in the New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships.

After 18 months of planning the four-day event was hailed a huge success.

Marlborough Highland Dancing president Tam Poswillo says a boost in the popularity of the art was easy to see.

“Highland dancing has grown locally as well as nationally. It’s a popular art, a lot of fundraising has gone into it”.

Marlborough Highland Dancing president Tam Poswillo. Photo: Matt Brown.
Marlborough Highland Dancing president Tam Poswillo. Photo: Matt Brown.

Around 200 competitors from around the country gathered at the ASB Theatre for the New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships.

Competitors competed for coveted national titles at the championships, including 35 highland dancers from Marlborough.

Dancers as young as six years old took to the stage to show off their talent.

“It’s an amazing, talented group of people who brought this together”, Tam says.

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