Three Aberdeen dance students are waltzing towards bright futures in the arts.
Sophie Greenfield, Emily Grant and Lauren Scott are all expected to attend prestigious performing arts schools after their training at the Scott School of Dance, run by Sandra Scott.
Sophie, 17, of Sheddocksley, has been dancing with the Bridge of Don school for eight years and will start at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh this September.
The sales assistant said: “I auditioned for the academy in April and got one of the 30 places available – I think they received around 2,000 applications.
“I’m heartbroken to be leaving the dance school – Miss Scott is like my second mum – but this is a great opportunity.”
Fellow dancer and Miss Scott’s niece, Lauren, will also be leaving Aberdeen for the bright lights of London.
The 19-year-old barista from Mastrick said: “I will be studying dance and musical theatre in Millennium College in London.
“I have been attending the school for 17 years – you end up dancing as soon as you can walk in my family.
“Dance has given me confidence because I used to be quite shy with new people. I have always wanted to dance, it’s the only thing that excites me.”
Joining Lauren in London will be Emily, 18, who will join Trinity Laban Conservatoire to study performing arts.
Having only joined the school a year ago, Emily, of Bridge of Don, explained she needed help with her technique.
The drama assistant said: “I took a break from dancing for several years so I was behind in my technique. Miss Scott took me in and really took her time with me. She was phenomenal.
“The other pupils were so welcoming too. I made a lot of friends.
“I’m the first person in my family to move away to go to university, and I had to go through four weeks of auditions.
“My dream is to perform on the West End.”