Kimberley hosts highland dance competition

A great showing by local dancers from Liela Cooper and Hali Duncan schools

  • Apr. 23, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Natasha Norton performs a choreographed solo.

Natasha Norton performs a choreographed solo.


The Kimberley/Cranbrook Highland Dance Association sponsored the 34th annual Highland Dance Competition over the weekend.  Over 170 dancers from Southeast BC and Alberta participated in the event held here in Kimberley at Selkirk Senior Secondary School.  Dance judges were Leah Sutton from Regina and Jeanette Bonar from Surrey.  Pipers for the day were Scot Kortegaard and Lorne Bailey from Kamloops.  Pictured are some of the awards as well as a photo of dancer Natasha Norton of Kimberley and senior student of Liela Cooper performing her Solo Choreography.

Students of Liela Cooper and Hali Duncan School of Highland Dance won 36 Gold, 20 Silver and 29 Bronze for a total of 85 medals as well as 13 trophies for highest scores in their respective age categories.  A huge thank you goes out to all the local business who sponsored the medals and trophies.

Liela and Hali’s dancers are from Kimberley, Cranbrook and Canal Flats.  They are now preparing for their “Spring Fling” year end show to be held in McKim Auditorium Thursday, May 30th, at 7:00.