Scottish dancers take on Scotdance Canadian Championship; highland games competitions

FERGUS – Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance in Fergus competed across Canada during the month of July.

From July 3 to 6, dancers traveled to Moncton, New Brunswick for the Scotdance Canadian Championships competition. Competitors included Ainsley and Kori Stewart, Ella Murray, Avaline Booth and Emma Horsley.

On July 3, dancers competed in trophy fling. Ainsley placed third in the Novice 9 and under 11 years division, and Murray placed third in the Novice 11 years and over division.

On July 4, dancers competed in the highland competition. In the Beginner 10 years and over division, Kori placed fifth in half hullochan and sixth in fling. In the Novice 9 years division, Ainsley placed first in half hullochan earning her the overall trophy for her division. In the Novice 12 years and over division, Booth placed third in half hullochan and fifth in sword, and Murray placed second in fling.

On July 6, dancers competed in the national competition. In the Novice 9 years division, Ainsley placed fourth in flora and sixth in Seann Truibhas. In the Novice 12 years and over, Murray placed fourth in flora.

Back in Ontario, on July 6, dancers competed at the Kincardine Scottish Festival. In primary division, Scarlett Jackson placed sixth in fling, and third in pas de basque, and pas de basque and high-cuts. In the Novice category,  Eila Gillies placed first in flora, third in fling and third in Seann Truibhas.

On July 20, dancers competed at the Cambridge Scottish Festival. In the Premier division, Emma Horsley placed third in fling, fourth in barracks and fifth in sword and Seann Truibhas.