2001 Achievements & Trips
2001 Scotland Tour
Brigadoon Dancers travel to Scotland. Nine dancers competed, bringing home 117 medals and 9 trophies.Samantha Beach and Alyssa Beach won the Pre-Championship at the Endinburgh Festival of Dance, in Scotland
2002 Achievements & Trips
2002 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Madeline Hunter is nominated for the B.A.T.D. North American Highland Dance Scholarship Competition. The event is held in Las Vegas at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. She is nominated in the Jr. category. Approximately 60 dancers in North America are nominated from their examination work earlier in the spring. The dancers compete against each other in a technical class, written paper, and a solo arranged by their instructor. Result…Madeline Hunter won 1st place in the Junior Scholarship Competition. She also wins a bursary, to be used toward furthering her dancing.
2003 Achievements & Trips
2003 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Kristina Brow and Heather Smith are nominated for the B.A.T.D. North American Highland Dance Scholarships Competition. The event is held in Toronto, Ontario. Both dancers were nominated in the Senior Dance Section. This is an invitational only Competition. Neither dancers placed in the top 6, but were honoured to be selected to attend such an event.
2004 Achievements & Trips
2004 – B.C. Closed Championship/ Selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships!
Two dancers from Brigadoon Dance Academy are 1st runner up in their respective age categories at the B.C. Provincial Championships. Samantha was 1st runner up in the 12/13 year old Championship and Loren Macklin was 1st Runner up in the Adult Championship. Both are selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships July 2004 which are held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2005 Achievements & Trips
2005 – B.C. Closed Championship/ Selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships!
Madeline Hunter, 3rd runner up in the 16/17 year old championship and was called in as an alternate for the Canadian Championships. The Canadian Championship was held in Antogonish, Nova Scotia. Although Madeline didn’t place in the Inter-Provincial Championship, she was thrilled to win the Pre Championship!!!
2005 – The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Four Pupils from Brigadoon Dance Academy are nominated for the B.A.T.D. North American Highland Scholarships. Dana Lainchbury and Kitina Munroe are nominated in the Junior Section, Ethan Meservia and Madeline Hunter are nominated in the Senior Section.Dana Lainchbury won 1st runner up in the Junior Competition as well as a dance scholarship. Madeline Hunter won the Senior North American Title and dance scholarship. To this time, Madeline Hunter is the only dancer to have won both the Junior and Senior Titles. The 2005 event was held in Vancouver, B.C.
2005 – Scotland Tour - Brigadoon Dance Academy travels to Scotland for their 2nd Competition Tour. Sixteen dancers compete, bringing home 278 medals and 15 trophies. Samantha Beach was 1st runner up at the British Overseas Championship, 7th overall at the British Open Championship, and 3rd runner up at the World Pipe Band Championship.
2006 – B.C. Closed Championship/ Selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships!
Paris Johnson, 2nd runner up in the 9 and under B.C. Closed Championship. Samantha Beach, 1st runner up in the 14/15 year old championship. Both dancers are selected to compete at the Canadian Championships in Calgary, Alberta. Paris Johnson was thrilled to win a Bronze medal in the Canadian Championship.
2006 J.L. Mackenzie Canadian Scholarship
Samantha Beach is the 2006 recipient of this very special award. Samantha was presented this $1000.00 at the Scotdance Canada Championship Series, in Calgary, Alberta.
2006 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Samantha Beach and Morgan Johnson are both selected to attend the 2006 Scholarship Competition held in San Antonio, Texas. Samantha Beach won 2nd runner up in the Senior Competition and also 2nd place in her Senior Choreography
2007 Achievements & Trips
2007– B.C. Closed Championship/ Selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships!
Samantha Beach wins her 1st Provincial Championship in the 14/15 year old age group!!! Samantha is selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championship in New Brunswick.
Samantha Beach competes at The World Highland Dance Championships!
She wins 4th runner up in the Scottish Championship in Dunoon, Scotland, in the 15 year old age division. This is enough to qualify her to move forward to the world Championship the next day. Samantha Beach wins a 6th place in the highland fling, at the World Finals (age 12-15 years). A dream come true!!!
2007 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Eight Brigadoon Dancers Selected to compete at the 2007 event in Edmonton, Alberta. Megan Spencer, Samantha Beach, Kitina Munroe, Sydney Uhlmann, Anna Jung, Morgan Johnston, Fallon Benson, Jillian Peacock. Anna Jung wins the written paper in the Junior Section. Samantha Beach won 2nd runner up in the Senior Competition and also 2nd place in her Senior Choreography.
2008 Achievements & Trips
2008– B.C. Closed Championship/ Selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships!
Samantha Beach wins her 2nd Provincial Championship in the 16/17 year old age group!!! Samantha is selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championship in Victoria, B.C. Madeline Hunter is an alternate for the B.C. adult Class. Winning a Gold Medal in the sword, against such a talented group, was a highlight to her competitive career.
2008 - The City of Victoria Open Championships
Fallon Benson wins 2, 6th places in the 14 Year Old Championship
Samantha Beach wins 1st runner up in the 16 Year Old Championship
Madeline Hunter wins 4th runner up in the 19/20 Year Old Championship
2008 Super, Sailor Hornpipe Challenge – Victoria B.C.
Samantha Beach qualifies in her 16 year old age division. She moves on to the finals where she places 5th overall (16 – adult challenge class).
2008 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Nine dancers from Brigadoon Dance Academy compete at the B.A.T.D. Highland Scholarship that was held in Atlantic City, USA. Kaileigh Ainsworth, Emma Penley, Selina Hawes, Leah Kitsul, Jillian Peacock, Anna Jung, Zoya Lehrke, Sydney Uhlmann and Jessica Hickey were all selected to compete at this event. Anna Jung won 2nd place in the Junior Written Paper. Zoya Lehrke won 3rd place in the Junior Written Paper. The dancers continued their trip by climbing the Rocky stairs in Philadelphia and then on to New York for a Broadway musical!!!
2009 Achievements & Trips
2009– B.C. Closed Championship/ Selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships!
Samantha Beach wins 1st Runner Up and is selected to represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships in Toronto, Ontario. Samantha wins 5th Runner-up at the Canadian Inter-Provincial Championship in the 16 and Under 18 Year Old Division.
2009- Special Event in Honour of James L. McKenzie
Samantha Beach qualifies for the finals by placing in the top 6th in the Highland Laddie Challenge.
2009 - The British Association of Teachers of Dancing,
Seven dancers from the Brigadoon Dance Academy compete at the B.A.T.D. Highland Scholarship that was held in Toronto, Ontario. Fallon Benson, Jessica Hickey, Sydney Uhlmann, Rachel Bramley, Anissa Jahromi, Kaileigh Ainsworth and Emma Penley attended this invitational only event. Fallon Benson won 5th overall in the Senior Scholarship Competition.
2009 – Scotland
The summer of 2009, 7 dancers were thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to Scotland to compete at the Commonwealth Highland Dance Championships (Stirling, Scotland) and the Scottish and World Highland Dance Championships (Dunoon, Scotland). Unfortunately an injury prevented Samantha Beach from attending. Rachel Bramley, Zoya Lehrke, Jillian Peacock, Fallon Benson, Jessica Hickey and Sydney Uhlmann worked extreamly hard this summer and improved their skills greatly to compete at these events. This group of 6 were disappointed that their team Captain, Samantha Beach, couldn’t attend. This group were going for experience and were not expecting a thing. When Rachel Bramley’s number was announced for a call back, in the 11 year old age division, we were thrilled! Rachel tied for a 6th place in the Seann Truibhas. All the girls were in tears with excitement! To win a medal at the Cowal Highland Gathering, in Dunoon, is a dream come true!!
2010 Achievements & Trips
Congratulations to our Irish Dancers who have had a successful start to competition! Our Irish Dancers train with teachers from Victoria Irish Dancers, Alison Paladini TCRG & associate Mairead Supple The Victoria Feis:
On October 1st, 10 dancers, from The Brigadoon Dance Academy competed at the North American Sadie Simpson Highland Scholarship Competition. This competition was help in Anaheim California, at the Marriot Hotel. The Scholarship Competition consisted of a technical class, a written paper and a solo for each dancer. The scholarship classes was directed by a former world champion highland dancer, Nadine McKenzie, of Scotland. There were just over 70 dancers nominated in both the junior and the senior classes. Brigadoon was thrilled to have 10 of their dancers nominated. The nomination alone was a huge achievement for these dancers. In the Junior Scholarship class, Brigadoon Dance Academy had, Rachel Bramley, Anissa Jahromi, Ashlee Hayes, Caileigh Clark and Emily White nominated. In the Senior Scholarship class, Brigadoon Dance Academy had, Fallon Benson, Jessica Hickey, Sydney Uhlmann, Zoya Lehrke and Jillian Peacock nominated. Rachel Bramley won 3rd for her solo, Caileigh Clark won 4th on the written paper (based on theory knowledge), Jillian Peacock won 4th for her solo as well as 6th overall in the technical class. Both Rachel Bramley and Jessica Hickey also received a gold star for being placed in the top 6 by one of the adjudicators. A special thank you goes out to the awesome Kate McRae for helping create beautiful choreography solo's for our dancers. Our dancers also participated in workshops October 2nd and 3rd with former 6 time world champion, Christine Lacey. Christine Lacey is also the president of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. After the dance events finished, the dancers were excited to spend a couple days enjoying Disneyland.
The Brigadoon Dancers have continued to excell in 2010. Eight dancers represented Brigadoon Dance Academy at the B.C. Closed Championship in 2010. In the 12 & 13 Years Championship, Anissa Jahromi won 6th in the Sword. Rachel Bramley won 3rd in the Seann Truibhas, 4th in the Reel and was 5th Runner Up. In the 14 & 15 Year s Championship, Jillian Peacock won 2nd in the Fling, 3rd in the Sword, 4th in the Seann Truibhas, 4th in the Reel and was 3rd Runner Up and an alternate for the 2010 Canadian Championship. Jessica Hickey and Sydney Uhlmann both received individual judges placings and Zoya Lehrke also had danced beautifully. In the 16 and 17 Years Championship, Fallon Benson won 3rd in the Fling, 3rd in the Sword, 4th in the Seann Truibhas, 4th in the Reel and was an alternate for the 2010 Canadian Championship. In the 18 and Over Adult Championship, Samantha Beach won 6th in the fling.
July 2010 - Canadian Championship Results 2010 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan In the 12 Year Intermediate Class, Darryl Uhlmann won 7th in the Flora and 8th in the Highland Laddie. In the 14/15 Year Restricted Premier Class, Jessica Hickey won 1st in the Fling, 2nd in the Sword, 5th in the Seann Truibhas and the Trophy for highest points in her class. She also won 2nd in the Blue Bonnets, 3rd in the Village Maid, 3rd in the Lilt. In the Pre Championship she won 4th in the Fling, 5th in the Seann Truibhas, 5th in the Reel. In the 12 Year Open Premier Class, Rachel Bramley won 4th in the Blue Bonnets and 6th in the Sword in the Open Championship. In the 14 Year Open Premier Class, Jillian Peacock won 1st in the Lilt, 4th in the Village Maid, 5th in the Blue Bonnets and 7th in the Fling. In the 15 Year Open Premier Class, Sydney Uhlmann won 6th in the Sword. In the Pre Championship, she won 6th in the Fling, 6th in the Sword, 4th in the Seann Truibhas, 4th in the Reel. In the 16 Year Open Premier Class, Fallon Benson won 8th in the Fling. Fallon also received an individual judges placing, in the Open Championship, in both the Sword and the Seann Truibhas.
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