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Lake Stevens dancers win top Highland dance awards

Published on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 by JOURNAL STAFF

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Lake Stevens Scottish Highland Dancers Rory Flinn, age 9, and Emma Clark, age 8, competed at the British Columbia Open Highland Dancing Championship on March 5 in Delta, B.C. 

Flinn placed in each of the four Highland dances to win third runner-up in her Championship class. 
Clark placed fourth in the Scottish Lilt and fifth in the Highland Fling and Sword dance in the novice level.
The girls are members of the Clan Heather Dancers and study Highland dancing in the school’s Everett studio. 

They regularly travel to competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada including indoor competitions in winter months and Highland Games in the summer.

Championships are the highest level of competitive Highland dancing and are sanctioned by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.

Highland dancing is a traditional dance form that is both athletic and graceful.  Dancers wear kilts or Scottish national costumes and perform to bagpipe music.