North Island highland dancers started the 2015 competitive season off with a successful weekend in the Fraser Valley last week.
Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill, competing in a very difficult Premier 10 – 11 years category, which included the Canadian champions for the past two years, placed third in the Highland Fling, fourth in the Seann Truibhas, and third in the Scotch Measure.
Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy competed in the Premier 9 & under group.
She placed first in the Highland Fling, second in the Seann Truibhas, first in the Scottish Lilt, and first in the Scotch Measure to take the overall aggregate award for highest points in the group.
Teresa Charlton, the girls’ instructor, noted that championship season will start for the dancers in February/ March.
The Team Charlton Highland Dancers have studios in Port Hardy and Port McNeill.