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DOZENS of secondary school pupils have taken to the stage to compete in the third Renfrewshire Schools Secondary Dance Competition.

The eight schools that took part in the contest held at Renfrew High were Castlehead, Paisley Grammar, St Benedict’s, Gryffe, Johnstone High, Park Mains, St Andrews and Renfrew High.

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The dance competition organised by Renfrewshire Leisure’s Sport Services Active Schools staff allowed all year groups to compete, with more than one dance group from each school doing a routine in each category. The three categories were Junior, Senior and Mixed.

The event was judged by, Sam Duncan (Active Schools coordinator and assistant teacher at Jamdance), Jaime Stalley (Active Schools sessional coach and former dancer for Jazzle Dazzle), and Karen Moir (Owner of Karen Moir’s dance school).

The results were –

Junior category: 1. St Benedict’s High; 2. Renfrew High and 3. Castlehead High. Senior category: 1. Renfrew High; 2. Renfrew High and 3. Gryffe High. Mixed category: 1. Gryffe High; 2. Renfrew High and 3.  Johnstone High.

Renfrewshire Leisure chairperson, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “There were some great performances from all the schools and they performed a range of different dance styles.

“We encourage young people to get involved in dance as it is very creative and also a good way to keep fit and healthy.”