Excellence acknolwledged, highland style

Efforts and achievements of Castlegar dancers recognized

Group of highland dancers featured in a 2012 gala performance

Group of highland dancers featured in a 2012 gala performance

Dancers from Scottie School of Highland Dance in Castlegar took their Highland Dance exams on March 5.  A BATD examiner named Mary Margret Manifold of Port Moody, travelled to both the East and West Kootenays to exam the local dancers on their yearly dance exams.

This years’ results are:

Primary Highland Theory: Rachel Koorbatoff – Honours

• Grade 1 Highland Theory: Connor Salekin – Honours; Morgan Koorbatoff – Honours;   Kaitlyn Quiding – Honours

• Grade 3 Highland Theory: Emily Ashton – Honours

• Bronze Highland: Connor Salekin – Commended; Morgan Koorbatoff – Commended; Rachel Koorbatoff – Commended; Kaitlyn Quiding – Highly Commended

• Gold Highland: Emily Ashton – Highly Commended; Hannah Brown – Highly Commended

• Bronze Highland National: Connor Salekin – Commended; Kaitlyn Quiding – Commended

• Silver Highland National: Hannah Brown – Highly Commended

• Gold Highland National: Emily Ashton – Commended

• Pre-Bronze Irish Jig: Emily Ashton – Highly Commended; Hannah Brown – Highly Commended; Isabel McAleer – Highly Commended

• Bronze Sailor’s Hornpipe: Emily Ashton – Highly Commended; Hannah Brown – Highly Commended.