ON Saturday August 8th, Ballarat Highland Dancing hosted the Victorian Scottish Union (V.S.U.) State Titles for Highland Dancing at Our Lady Help Of Christians Primary School in Wendouree. The titles include the under 12 years competition (Paterson shield) and the 12-16 years (VSU medal). Ballarat had a very successful day with Bessie Penhall aged 10 of Broomfield , taking out the Paterson Shield with a perfect score. Ballarat also took 3rd place in the under 12yrs section with Elana Steer of Allendale.
Lashae Plover, 15 of Ballarat won the VSU medal with her younger sister, Sharni Plover coming in third. There was also an adult and a learner’s competition run on the day. Kelsey Hoskin, of Ballarat came in 3rd in the Adult section while Emma Leech of Durham Lead came in 3rd in the learners section.