Bute’s Kiera dances her way to scholarship

Kiera Seath with her dance teacher Margaret-Anne Speirs and Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance president Gregor Bowman.
Kiera Seath with her dance teacher Margaret-Anne Speirs and Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance president Gregor Bowman.

Local Highland dancer Kiera Seath tested her skills against some of the best young dancers in Scotland on Saturday at a scholarship organised by the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance.

Twelve-year-old Kiera, a pupil at the Speirs School of Dance in Rothesay, was nominated by the adjudicator who visited Bute last year for the school’s exams - and who saw a spark of something special in a pupil who has only been dancing for two and a half years.

Her dance teacher Margaret-Anne Speirs said: “I was really impressed with Kiera, and she really enjoyed it.

“When the examiner last year nominated her to go forward to the scholarship, at first I didn’t think she’d do it. But she took it all in her stride and was really happy with the outcome.”

* Full story in the October 24 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.