Portside Academy of Performing Arts earned a fistful of awards at a recent dance festival competition in Comox. Dance Troop and Junior Arts performs are (l to r) front row: Mica Donaghy and Hanna Leonard. Middle: Dayna Moore

Dancers shine in annual festival

COURTENAY-Students from Port McNeill's Portside Academy of Performing Arts earn top honours in multi-disciplinary showcase.

Dancers from Port McNeill’s Portside Academy of Performing Arts collected a variety of honours at the recent North Island Festival of Performing Arts in the Comox Valley.

First place in the 10-under modern dance category went to the YDR team of Mackenzie Cox, Faith Gage, Mackenzie Moore, Giselle Alfred, Lyra Fletcher, Sarah McDowell, Lucy McDowell, Alexis Slack, Karmen Sawyer, Hailey-Mae Rutherford, Cleo Furney, Cyara McAstocker and Carly Klughart.

The same group also snared a third-place award in the 10-under jazz dance, and Sawyer and Fletcher teamed up for a third-place finish in the 10-under ballet duet.

Dawn Briscoe was runner-up in the 16-under lyrical solo, and joined Dance Troop teammates Allison Briscoe, Estella Collins and Aija Nelson to claim second in both the 16-under jazz group dance and the 16-under lyrical.

The Junior Arts class of Macey Guldager, Meaghan Griffith, Crystal Tapp, Mica Donaghy and Hannah Leonard placed second in the 12-under jazz group) and teamed up Peri Donaghy, Dayna Moore and the rest of the Dance Troop to place third in the 14-under modern dance.

The Portside Academy studio is located on Cedar Street in Port McNeill. For information, call 250-956-4646 or visit the Portside Academy of Performing Arts Facebook page.

 

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