The City of Edinburgh Dance School & P6/7 Talented Young Performers Choreography Competition

In August 2011, Raymond King (Kaye), a highly regarded member of the dance department staff at Broughton High School passed away after a short illness borne with great courage and dignity.

Raymond was a fantastic teacher who ensured that every student had an excellent foundation to their dance training. He was a brilliant dancer, choreographer and teacher as well as a friend and his acerbic wit and cheeky charm will be missed by all who knew him. He touched lives and influenced many people around the world through his love of dance. Raymond was a fantastic teacher, colleague & friend who inspired and is sorely missed by all.

On Friday 16 December 2012, we held the Junior Choreography Competition at Broughton High School in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. Students from P6 – S3 competed in a variety of sections, all performing their own choreography, in order to raise money for the charity. It was a fantastic afternoon, which highlighted how talented the students are. Awards were given for a winner and runner-up in each section and a special memorial cup was awarded in memory of the students’ much loved teacher, Raymond King.

£700 was raised and donated to MacMillan Cancer Support – thank you very much to everyone who contributed for your generosity.

Prize Winners:

P6 Talented Young Performer: Emily Jefferson (Towerbank Primary School)

P7 Talented Young Performer Group: Neive Quinn (Currie Primary School)

S1: Winner – RuaridhMcGillivaray& James Gillhooley

Runner Up – Nieve McNulty

S2: Winner – Amy Milner

Runner Up – Anna MacDonald & Chloe Stevens

S3: Winner – Holly Stevens

Runner Up – Lindsay McGowan

There is a special Raymond King Memorial Cup, for a junior student for excellence in performance and technique. This year it was awarded to Anna MacDonald (S2).

Congratulations also go to to Helena Campbell, an S4 student from the City of Edinburgh Dance School at Broughton High, who won the Raymond Kaye Jazz Art UK Scholarship launched during the Jazz Art workshop at Dance Base on Sunday 19 Feb. This scholarship has been created as a fitting memorial to the hugely missed and greatly respected dance teacher Raymond Kaye. The workshop was led by staff from Jazz Art UK, including the Director of the leading school, Sheridan Nicol (Centre).

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