Local dancers step up for Hardy comp

Mount Waddington Highland Dancing Association prepares for sixth annual fall competition.

PORT HARDY—The Civic Centre will soon fill with the sound of the pipes as the Mount Waddington Highland Dancing Association draws dancers to Port Hardy for its Fall Competition and Workshop, September 20 and 21.

The competition, a Scotdance Canada-sanctioned event, will kick off Saturday, with cash prizes for the top dancers across a variety of classes. Jill Young and Laureen McLaren-Geib, both from Calgary, will make the trip from Calgary to judge the event.

On Sunday the judges will host a highland workshop in Port McNeill with Pre-premier from 9  – 10:30 a.m. and Premier Highland – New Championship steps 9 a.m.–noon.

The Civic Centre represents a change of venue for the annual event, which has previously alternated each year between North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill and Port Hardy Secondary School.

Entry forms and registration information for dancers can be found at the Mt. Waddington Highland Dancing Association’s website, www.mwhda.org. Dancers are encouraged to return their completed forms  as soon as possible and reminded of  the first to enter, last to dance format.

For changes in categories or other questions contact Brenda McCorquodale at 250-949-7650 or storeysbeach@gmail.com.

 

 

Dance Events

Saturday September 20

Morning Events (9:30 a.m. start):

Primary:  1. Pas de Basques; 2. Pas de Basques and Highcuts; 3. Fling; 4. Sword Beginner: 5. Fling (4); 6. Sword (2&1); 7. Seann Truibhas (3&1); 8. Lilt (4); 9. Flora (4).

Novice: 10. Fling (4); 11. Sword (2&1); 12. Seann Truibhas (3&1); 13. Lilt (4); 14. Flora (4).

Afternoon events (12 p.m. start):

Choreography: 15. Solo choreography; 16. Group choreography.

Intermediate:  17. Fling (4); 18. Sword (2&1); 19. Seann Truibhas (3&1); 20. Laddie (4); 21. Lilt (4); 22. Challenge Hornpipe (4).

Premier: 23. Fling (4); 24. Sword (2&1); 25. Seann Truibhas (3&1); 26. Blue Bonnets (4); 27. Irish Jig (3&1)  28. Challenge Hornpipe (6).