Local dancers win big in recent contest

North Island’s Team Charlton Highland Dancers competed at the Crofton Highland Dance Competition.

North Island’s Team Charlton Highland Dancers competed at the Crofton Highland Dance Competition.

In the primary category, Emma Walkus placed 4th in Pas des Basques (PdB) and 4th in the PdB & high cuts.

Jerzie Cheetham placed 5th in PdB, 1st in PdB& H, and 3rd in the Sword.

In beginner — seven & under — Abigail McCorquodale placed 1st in the Fling, 1st in the Sword, 2nd in the Seann Truibhas, 4th in the Lilt, and 1st in the Flora.  Abigail also won the aggregate award for the highest points in her group. In beginner — 11 and over — Heather McKenzie placed 1st in the Fling and 4th in the Lilt.

In novice — 9 and under — there were three Team Charlton dancers who did very well.

In the Fling: Jenna Brown placed 1st, Xandryn Frost placed 2nd, and Camryn Stanley placed 3rd. In the Sword the results were Jenna 1st, Xandryn 2nd, Camryn 3rd.

In the Seann Truibhas the placings were: Xandryn 1st, Jenna 2nd, and Camryn 4th.

The Lilt results were: Jenna 1st, Camryn 2nd, and Xandryn 4th. In the Flora, Jenna placed 1st.

Jenna also won the aggregate trophy for the highest points in this group.

In novice — 10 and 11 — two North Island dancers placed. In the Fling Emma Jensen placed 5th and she placed 5th in Sword.

In the Seann Truibhas Emma placed 2nd. In the Lilt, Emma placed 1st and Eileah Cotter placed 3rd.

In the Flora Eileah placed 4th and Emma placed 6th.

In novice Fling — 13 and up — Regan Dunlop placed 2nd and Tyresa Bramham placed 3rd. Tyresa also placed 4th in the Sword. In the Seann Truibhas, Regan placed 2nd and Tyresa placed 4th.

Regan also placed 4th in the Lilt, 3rd in the Flora, while Tyresa placed 4th.

In the intermediate category — 12 and under — Georgia Walkus placed 2nd in the Highland Laddie.

The Mt. Waddington Highland Dancing Association is hosting its annual North Island Highland Dance Competition Sept. 17 at Port McNeill’s North Island Secondary School.