Nanaimo dancers reeled in medals during the recent B.C. Open Championships.
Nine Brigadoon Dance Academy dancers competed during the championships, hosted by the B.C. Highland Dance Association in Port Moody March 2.
They competed in four championship dances the fling, sword, Seann Truibhas and reel.
In the 12-year-old championship, Cameron Kearns won two gold, one silver, a fourth place and first runner-up. Shawndelle LaChance won one bronze, a fourth and fifth place and was fourth runner-up.
In the 13-year-old championship, Amelia Emerson won a silver and two fifth place awards and was third runner-up.
In the 14-year-old category, Anissa Jahromi won two bronze, a fourth place and was third runner-up.
In the 15-year-old championship, Rachel Bramley won a bronze, two fourths a sixth place and was third runner-up.
In the 16- and 17-year-old championship, Jillian Peacock won a gold, two silver, a bronze and was first runner-up.
In the 21 years and over championship, Samantha Beach won two fourth and two fifth place awards and was fourth runner-up.
“Both Zoya Lehrke and Caileigh Clark also danced beautifully at the championship,” said Diena Henry, principal instructor of Brigadoon Dance Academy, in a press release.
The dancers compete again at the Western Canadian Championships in Kamloops March 23-24 and then the B.C. Closed Championships in May. Dancers who are in the top three will be eligible to represent B.C. at the Canadian Highland Dance Championships in Montreal, Que., this July.