Dancers take home medals
Two Nanaimo dancers came home with medals from an invitation-only Highland dance event last month.
Anna Jung, member of the Brigadoon Dance Academy of Nanaimo, won gold for highest theory in the junior division at the British Association Teachers of Dancing North American Scholarship Competition in Edmonton.
Fifty dancers from across North America were invited to participate in the competition, chosen from their spring 2007 dance exams. Eight dancers – five in the junior category and three in senior – from Nanaimo were chosen to attend.
The competition consisted of a class, a written paper and a dance solo arranged by their teacher Diena Henry.
Fellow Brigadoon student Samantha Beach won silver for her dance solo and bronze in overall scholarship competition in the senior section.
Beach is the current B.C. Highland dance champion and placed fifth in the Scottish World Championship and earned a sixth place finish in the world championship finals.
Also attending the scholarship competition were Sydney Uhlmann, Morgan Johnston, Jillian Peacock and Fallon Benson in the junior category, while the senior category also saw Kitina Munroe and Megan Spencer compete.
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