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Highland Dancers take Miami by storm–while storm takes Miami
Students from the Royal Stewart Highland Dancers are back at home from a wild Caribbean adventure, thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
Jane Stewart Nixon, owner and teacher at The Royal Stewart Highland Dancers, took four students and two of their parents to the Bahamas to perform and compete on The Majesty of the Seas cruise ship last weekend.
“It was a wild, ride,” she said.
They boarded Friday and exited yesterday in Florida.
Royal Stewart Highland Dancer Katie Macleod placed first in the Senior North American scholarships Written Paper competition, battling over 50 other dancers – and the hurricane. Katie Saffin placed fourth in the Junior North American scholarships Written Paper out of over 55 other dancers from around North America.
“This is huge achievement in the world of highland dancing, for both Katie Macleod and Katie Saffin and for the Royal Stewart Highland Dancers.” Stewart Nixon said. “Not only did the dancers study hard for this trip but they also trained and worked to perform on a cruise ship rocking in the wake of hurricane Sandy with swells up to 11 meters.”
“Yesterday we all boarded the flight out of Miami and headed north and west away from the storm. We are all so happy to be back home in BC!”
Sandy caused dozens of cruise ships to miss port calls and several cancellations.