Abigail McCorquodale with her awards.

Highland Dances on their Toes for Competitions

April was a great month for the North Island's Team Charlton Highland dancers

The North Island’s Team Charlton Highland Dancers have had a successful month in April.

In Victoria at the annual Tartan Day competition, Xandyn Frost of Port McNeill won the overall aggregate trophy in the Under 12 Premier class.  She placed 1st in the Fling, Johnnie, Laddie and the Jig to win the overall title.

In Edmonton at the Northern Canadian Open Championship earlier this month Port Hardy dancer Abigail McCorquodale placed 4th in the Fling, Seann Truibhas and Reel and 5th in the Sword for an overall placing of 4th runner up in the 10 & 11 years Championship.  On the following day, in a field of 20 dancers, McCorquodale placed 3rd in the Johnny and the Scotch Measure and 6th in the Flora and the Hornpipe for an overall placing of 3rd runner up in the 8 – 11 class in the City of Edmonton Open Premiership.

At the recent Port Alberni competition, Port McNeill dancer Kaia Mackay placed 4th in the Fling in the Beginner class.  Chloe McNulty of Port Hardy competed in the Primary class.

At the Fraser Valley Open Championships and Open Competition this past weekend Port Hardy Premier dancer Jerzie Cheetham earned judges placings in both the Fling and the Seann Truibhas in the 7 – 9 years Championship. Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy competed in the Premier Open Championship 10 & 11 years.  She placed 1st in the Sword, 3rd in the Fling and the Seann Truibhas, and 5th in the Reel, for an overall placing of 2nd runner up.  In the Open nationals competition McCorquodale placed 1st in the Laddie and the Blue Bonnets and 3rd in the Johnnie, and won the overall aggregate award for high points in her age category.  McCorquodale also placed 2nd overall in the 7 – 11 yrs Irish Jig Challenge.


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