Dance Platform performances draw audiences to Lochaber High School

The performers who took the stage on Monday evening for this year's two-night Dance Platform event at Lochaber High School. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, NO F47 DANCE PLATFORM PERFORMERS

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This year’s Dance Platform event once again drew talented dancers from across Lochaber’s schools to Lochaber High School in Fort William for three nights of everything from jazz and ballet to fusion styles.

Just ahead of the second night on Tuesday, Bridget Thomas, the Active Schools co-ordinator for the Fort William area for High Life Highland, took a break to tell the Lochaber Times how things were going.

‘It’s been very good so far with a variety of local groups. Over the three nights there will be a total of 43 dances with 25 dancers performing each night.

‘The programme changes every day so there is a real mixture of performances.’

With the exception of dancers at Spean Bridge Primary, all the other primary school groups saw pupils taught by high school dance leadership course students.

‘The young dancers have been having weekly lessons since the summer and while there were some seats unfilled last night [Monday] and tonight [Tuesday], it looks like a sell-out for the final night on Wednesday.

‘And we’ve had dancers come from Ardnamurchan and Mallaig, which is brilliant.’