Paisley Barolet and Kaia Mackay of Port McNeill

Long weekend dance activity

Local dancers had a busy long weekend competed in a variety of competitions

North Island Highland Dancers travelled to the central and southern Island on the May long weekend to attend outdoor highland dancing competitions in Cumberland and Victoria.

In Cumberland, Liv Humphrey of Port Hardy competed in the Primary class and placed fourth in the Pas de Basques and second in the Pas des Basques and High Cuts.

Paisley Barolet of Port McNeill competed in the Beginner U10 class.  Kaia MacKay of Port McNeill also competed in this class, and placed second in the Highland Fling and third in the Scottish Lilt.

Kayley Clair of Port Hardy competed in the Beginner 10 & Over class and placed second in the Highland Fling and Scottish Lilt, fifth in the Sword Dance, fourth in the Strathspey and Highland Reel and Flora McDonald’s Fancy.

Madison Grenier competed in the Novice under 11 class and placed second in the Highland Fling, sixth in the Sword and Strathspey and Highland Reel, and fifth in Flora McDonald’s Fancy.

Kristen Clair of Port Hardy competed in the Novice 11 & Over category.

She placed sixth in the Highland Fling and Flora McDonald’s Fancy, fifth in theSword Dance, and second in the Strathspey and Highland Reel.

Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy competed in the Premier under 14 group.  She placed first in the Highland Fling, Seann Truibhas, Strathspey and Highland Reel, Laddie and Hornpipe and won the aggregate award for the category.

At the Victoria Highland Games, McCorquodale competed in a Premier 11 & Under group.  She placed first in the Highland Fling and Irish Jig, second in the Seann Truibhas, and fourth in the Highland Laddie.


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