Dance Competition Success for Alice!

Published by Amy Drysdale on

We’re delighted that Alice Reedie, who dances with our Branch children’s class, recently won the RSCDS Edinburgh Branch children’s dance competition.  Her dance, A Reel For Chocolate Bourbons, was based on her favourite biscuit!  You can read all about it in Alice’s own words below…

My name is Alice Reedie and I am 10 years old. I go to the children’s dancing class in Rosyth, and our teacher is Agnes Leighton.

We were invited to a Scottish Country Dancing children’s ball in Edinburgh which is for children from across Edinburgh, Fife and the Borders. We had a great night, dancing to Iain MacPhail and his band.

This year there was a competition to make up a fun dance. I love Bourbon biscuits and they were my inspiration for “The Reel for Chocolate Bourbons”. It is about how the biscuits are made, with weaving in and out to mix the ingredients and pas de basque to stamp the name on the top. As part of the prize Iain MacPhail wrote some music for the winning dance.

I was really excited when they announced I had won and when we danced my dance for the first time. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it!

I hope lots of people will have fun dancing my dance for years to come.


Alice with Iain Macphail, who wrote the tune to accompany Alice’s dance (Photo courtesy of RSCDS Edinburgh Branch)