Dancers garner medals

Local highland dancers in the medals at B.C. Open Highland Dance Championships.

Georgia Walkus of Port Hardy claimed a second runner-up finish at the receny B.C. Open Highland Dance Championships, the highest overall placing ever for a North Island dancer.

Two more members of Team Charlton Highland Dancers, Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill and Jenna Brown of Port Hardy, each earned third runner-up honours. Emily Walker of Port Hardy was fifth runner-up.

The event drew some of the best dancers in Western Canada and the northwestern United States.

Walkus, competing in the 11-year-old championship, placed fourth in the Highland Fling, third in the Sword Dance, and third in the Seann Truibhas to earn her overall runner-up ranking.

Brown, also competing in the 11-year-old class, placed second in the Highland Fling, fifth in the Sword Dance, sixth in the Seann Truibhas and fifth in the Hullachan.

Three local dancers competed in the 9-under championship. Frost placed second in the Highland Fling, fifth in the Seann Truibhas and fifth in the Half Hullachan. Walker placed sixth in the Highland Fling and third in the Half Hullachan. Also, Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy placed fourth in the Sword Dance.

Emma Jensen of Port Hardy competed in the 13-year-old championship.

Team Charlton highland dancers will be competing at a number of championships over the coming months, leading up to the Scotdance Canada Championship Series being held in Montreal this July.

 

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