Comeback shows for Banbury Highland dance school

Two of Rosewood dancers with bagpipe player Richard Jasper, who will be at the shows later this month. Photo: Claire Connor NNL-180609-165005001
Two of Rosewood dancers with bagpipe player Richard Jasper, who will be at the shows later this month. Photo: Claire Connor NNL-180609-165005001

A Banbury Highland dance school is showcasing the best talent from pupils of all ages at a show to celebrate its return.

Newly-named Rosewood Highland Dance School, formally Acushla Highland Dance School, is mixing traditional with modern in a show at North Oxfordshire Academy on September 29 and 30.

Rosewood pupils from aged five and above will perform traditional dances of the Scottish Highlands as well as some with a modern spin.

The show features a range of acts including Scottish piping, Danielle Buick Academy of Theatre Arts, and a range of musical showcases.

Principal Camilla Heywood said: “After a couple of years’ break, the school is excited to show Banbury locals the wonders of Highland Dancing, and bringing it into the modern day.

“As a growing school, we cannot wait to put on a great family-friendly show.”

As well as a jam-packed dance show, Rosewood Highland Dance School will be holding a raffle for each performance, with all donations going to its charity of the year, The Lily Foundation.

The charity supports Banbury couple Stuart and Kira Connor who set up #TeamGrace to raise money and awareness after their three-year-old daughter Grace, who lost her month-long battle to mitochondrial disease in April.

Performances will be at 7pm on Saturday, September 29, and 2pm on Sunday, September 30.

Tickets are available exclusively from Doodledash on Parson’s Street at £10 for adults and £8 for children under 12. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/rosewoodbanbury.