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NGI Recipient: Laina Johnston

Session Attended: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Scottish Session II (2019)

As a scholarship recipient of this years’ Pinewoods Scottish Session 2, I can’t thank you enough for enabling me to experience my first Scottish session with all of you! To be honest, a few years ago I would never have even considered coming to an event where I didn’t know anyone and was very limited in my knowledge as a dancer. The friendliness and warm welcome made me feel right at home. I could not have predicted how much fun (and how many steps!) is possible in just five days! And yes, coming from a group of 8 dancers to 140 dancers made me feel like I was at RSCD Super Bowl, but it was terrific!!!  🙂

I am so thankful for the opportunity to improve my skills, meet wonderful people, and have the best time dancing! Thank you for making this possible for me!