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Dressed to impress . . . Young Geraldine dancers (from left) Molly Greenwood (6), Pippa Saywell (6), Charlotte Taylor (6), Alice Lester (6), Macy Oliver (6) were among those who competed in Tip Toe Dance School's recent Highland dance exams. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Special occasion . . . Among those doing Highland dance exams were (from left) Chloe Farquhar (9), Kylie Fraser (9), teacher Amanda Ruemenapf, Charlotte Watson (8) and Emma Habraken (7). PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

by Alexia Johnston

All eyes were on young Highland dancers in Geraldine last week.

The dancers took to the stage at the Geraldine RSA rooms for their Highland dance exams on Friday, marking about 15 years since such an event had been held in the town, teacher Amanda Ruemenapf said.

Ms Ruemenapf, director and teacher of Tip Toe Dance School, was impressed with the talent on show.

” [I] was very happy with [the] 37 dance students who all passed and performed well for the examiner Julie Hawke, from Christchurch,” she said.

Dancers ranged in age from 4 to 14 and covered eight grades.

Proud dancers . . . Timaru dancers were among those who took part in the recent exams, including (from left) Charlotte Noakes (5), Peyton Chapman (5), Georgia Allan (5), Isla Barron (5) and Isabelle O’Sullivan (6). PHOTO: SUPPLIED