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Fife Dance Academy raises over £1,000 with Loony Dook last weekend

Students and teachers alongside dance mums and dads, descended on Kirkcaldy beach last Saturday to take part in the sponsored dook to raise money for vulnerable families in Fife.

Led by their teacher Jade Swan (21), the pupils of Swan Dance Academy took to the water in 80s-themed costumes before plunging into the freezing Forth.

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Students from the dance academy rush into the water. Photo: Fife Pictures Agency.

Over 30 students took part in the event with another 40 spectators watching from the shore.

Jade, owner of Swan Dance Academy, said: “Students raised over £1000 with their sponsored Loony Dook last Saturday.

“I’m very proud of all of them, everyone has put in such a great effort with their fundraising and they’ve put a lot of thought into their costumes as well.

Dance teachers, Jade and Paige Swan. Photo: Fife Pictures Agency.

“The money raised will be shared between Fife Gingerbread and the academy dance show which will be held on July 1 and 2 at the Lochgelly Centre.”

Jade said she thought some of her students would be afraid to take the plunge, but she was pleasantly surprised when they all rushed into the water.

“I expected a few of the older students to pull out, but they all really threw themselves in,” she said. Loony Dook fundraises an annual event to help worthy causes in Fife.

Dance academy students have raised over £1,000 with sponsored Loony Dook. Photo: Fife Pictures Agency.

“I didn’t expect to lift so much, I thought our initial goal of £500 would be hard to reach, but the students really outdid themselves.

“The Loony Dook was so much fun compared to other fundraising events such as sponsored walks and runs, and to have raised double what we had planned is just insane.”

Jade added: “We’ve done a few fundraisers now where we’ve raised money for good causes – it’s great to be able to give back to the community and help others less fortunate than ourselves.”

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