Lanarkshire dance troupe set to represent Scotland at Dance World Cup in Spain

A group of dancers from Lanarkshire have successfully qualified to represent Team Scotland at this year’s Dance World Cup in Spain.

Talented movers from Carol McLaren Dance Academy (CMDA) are delighted to be the first school in Lanarkshire to qualify for one of the most prestigious competitions on the dance calendar.

So much so that only the most elite dancers from around the world are chosen to attend.

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As well as working hard on their routines for the competition, the youngsters of Blantyre are also organizing fundraisers to help defray the cost of such a trip.

Dance mum Nicola Boyle, who has taken on the fundraising efforts, told how the troupe will fly to Spain this summer to compete in a week-long competition against countries around the world.

She told Lanarkshire Live: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls and a huge achievement.

“But it costs a small fortune and myself and the other dance moms work so hard to try and raise as much money as possible to give the girls this opportunity.

“This is where we need help in the form of donations and also sponsors.

“Quite simply, no matter how small, we’re looking for donations. Whether it’s raffle products or anything you can give in exchange for your logo to be featured on our kits/flags of the Dance World Cup team and posted and shared on all of our social media.

“If this is something you could help with, please contact me and we can talk.”

The CMDA Facebook page and specialist fundraising page – CMDA Fundraising Fun – have all the details on how you can help.

Those who want to help out and aren’t businesses can still enter a weekly bonus ball competition, with cash and prizes up for grabs each week.

Every penny raised is used to bring young people to Spain to take part in one of the “best dance competitions they can ever experience”.

The event will see dancers from 62 countries compete in the nine-day competition to be held in the city of Burgos, Spain in July.

Dance teacher Carol McLaren said: “It will be an incredible experience and achievement for them to represent Team Scotland at a massive global event.”

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