20 June, 2021
Highland fling is a beautiful thing
INTERNATIONAL Dance Affair hosted their annual Highland and Irish Dancing competitions in Mackay on the weekend at North Mackay State High School Hall.
Cairns, Townsville, Ayr, Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane competed
for the prestigious Title and Premiership events, section dances and
Jacqueline Wilson from Cairns was the Highland
Dancing Adjudicator for the Highland Dancing Competition on Saturday
and Breeda Peirce ADCRG was the Irish Dancing Adjudicator for the
Irish Dancing Competition on Sunday.
Both adjudicators enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the competition and the high standard of dancing from the dancers across our state.
Major Title winners on Saturday were: Mikahila
Miller, Townsville (Beginners 7 & 8 Years), Trinity Lowe,
Rockhampton (Beginners 9 Years & Over), Amy Williamson, Mackay
(Novice All Ages), Olivia Knight, Mackay (Intermediate All Ages),
Bella Bostrom, Townsville (Premier 15 Years & Under), Tamlyn
Evans, Mackay (Premier 16 Years & Over). Eden Wells,
Mackay was awarded the Beginners/Novice Encouragement Award and
Tamlyn Evans, Mackay was awarded the Highland Dancer of the Day
Major Premiership winners on Sunday were:
Millie Mounsey, Mackay (Beginners 9 Years & Under), Rebekah
Harris, Mackay (Beginners 10 Years & Over), Elizabeth Mortimer,
Mackay (Primary 11 Years & Under), Sophie Woods, Townsville
(Primary 12 Years & Over), Kaydee O’Brien, Mackay (Intermediate
12 Years & Under), Abigail Manning, Mackay (Intermediate 13 Years
& Over), Jessica Davis, Brisbane (Open 13 Years & Under),
Anika Grant, Brisbane (Open 14 & 15 Years), Chelsea Danastas,
Mackay (16 Years & Over). Millie Mounsey, Mackay was
awarded the Beginners/Primary Encouragement Award and Katelyn
Shepherd, Mackay was awarded the Most Promising Dancer of the Day
Principal of International Dance Affair, Sandra
Danastas said it was a fantastic display of Highland and Irish
Dancing throughout the weekend and it could not be possible to run an
event of this magnitude without the sponsorship of our local
businesses and our dancing families.
The organisation is truly grateful to the parents and friends of International Dance Affair for your tireless work in the lead up to these competitions and throughout the weekend to ensure the continued success of this annual event.