SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Port Hardy dancer Abigail McCorquodale has qualified for the BC Provincial Festival.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Port Hardy dancer Abigail McCorquodale has qualified for the BC Provincial Festival.

Port Hardy dancer qualifies for BC Provincial Festival

Abigail McCorquodale has danced for many years on the North Island.

Port Hardy dancer Abigail McCorquodale has secured a spot at the Performing Arts BC provincial festival in May 2018. McCorquodale placed first overall in the Victoria DanceWorks Festival this week in the Junior Stage category, after performing lyrical jazz and modern stage variety solos and participating in a master class with an adjudicator.

McCorquodale has danced for many years with Team Charlton Highland Dancers and the Portside Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as taking vocal lessons with the O’Neill Music Studio. This year she has been commuting to Nanaimo to further her studies through the Pre-Professional Training Program at Kirkwood Academy of the Performing Arts.

– Gazette staff