Highland dancers picked for nationals

Four students from Nanaimo-based highland dance schools are on their way to the Canadian championships.

The highland dancers won their competition spots at the B.C. Closed Highland Dancing Championships in Port Moody, B.C., earlier this month. The top three dancers in each class represent B.C. at the Canadian Highland Dance Championships in July.

Cameron Kearns, from Brigadoon Dance Academy, won three gold medals in the 10-11-year-old class, earning top spot in the category.

Twyla Marsman, who trains with Ann Reid Dancers, earned the first runnerup spot and a place at the national championships.

Jillian Peacock won two gold and two silver medals in 16-17-year-old class, while Samantha Beach won one gold, silver and bronze medal in the 18 and over class.

Both dancers train at Brigadoon and will perform with fellow dancers at the school’s year-end performance at the Port Theatre, Pride of Scotland, on June 10.

For more information, please call 250-756-3661 or e-mail brigadoondanceacademy@shaw.ca.

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