Dancing her way to Scotland
London Community News
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Kayla Sutherland is a little girl with a lot of talent and big dreams.
And this summer, the 10-year-old student from White Oaks Public School is hoping to realize some of those dreams.
She plans on competing first at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series being held this July in Edmonton, Alberta before heading off to Scotland to be part of the Commonwealth and World Highland Dancing Championships in August. Adding to the challenge in Scotland is that not only will she be representing Ontario, but she will also be the only registered dancer representing London at the event.
But that dream comes at a cost and to help offset some of the expenses, Kayla has been busking at various events with her father Ian.
Having been dancing since the age of two and competing since four, performing in front of crowds doesn’t really phase her. But the busking is a little different than what she is use to.
“Usually I am at a big competition against other dancers,” said Kayla. “ But here I am just showing everybody what highland dancing is.”
She does admit however, to being a little bit nervous about going to Scotland but is sure that once that time does come, those jitters will be long gone.
Anyone wishing for more information on how they can help out Kayla can contact the Sutherland family at (226)663-7566 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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