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Hill View Care Home Celebrates Burns Day with Spectacular Highland Dance Performance

12 February 2024

In a heartwarming celebration of Scottish culture, Hill View Care Home embraced the spirit of Rabbie Burns Day with an unforgettable performance by talented highland dancers from Hunter School of Dance. Despite last-minute arrangements, the dancers dazzled residents, families, and staff alike, spreading joy and nostalgia throughout the care home.

Carol Anne, one of the carers at Hill View, expressed her delight, saying, “She loved watching the young highland dancers and felt emotional watching the residents’ faces light up with joy.” It was a sentiment shared by many as the energy and passion of the dancers filled the room with infectious excitement.

Among the spectators, Isabella, a resident with a special connection to highland dancing from her past in Aberdeenshire, was moved to tears of joy. Reflecting on the performance, she described it as a blessing and a highlight of her day. Isabella expressed her hope for a return visit from the dancers, reminiscing about her own days as a highland dancer with fondness.

Nicola, the teacher at Hunter School of Dance, spoke of the experience from the dancers’ perspective, noting that the girls felt like superstars. Even the youngest performer, Aria, aged just four years old, couldn’t contain her enthusiasm, eagerly asking, “When can we do it again?”

The Hunter School of Dance, which also specializes in ballet, tap, and singing, has pledged to return for future performances, promising more moments of joy and connection for the residents of Hill View Care Home. As the echoes of Scottish music and the spirit of Burns Day lingered in the air, it was a celebration that touched the hearts of all involved, creating lasting memories of community and camaraderie.