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Highland Dancing

Hall of Famer: Gerarda MacDonald

Hall of Famer: Gerarda MacDonald

An Antigonish native was the top dancer in Maritimes of her age group in the 1960s and early 1970s with her numerous accomplishments including top open dancer honours at the Games. She was also the first winner of the Florence MacMillan Trophy - named in honour of her...

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Hall of Famer: Stephanie Grant

Hall of Famer: Stephanie Grant

Antigonish native Stephanie Grant started Highland Dancing at the age of four. She is the most awared Nova Scotian dancer of all time, winning her first national championship at the age of 14. She is a 17-time provincal and two-time Canadian champion, while finishing...

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Hall of Famer: Florence MacMillan

Hall of Famer: Florence MacMillan

Florence MacMillan was a premier dancing instructor who brought champion dancers like Mabel MacInnis, Gerarda MacDonald, Janice Macquarrie and Patsy MacAdam into prominence. She bucked the dancing establishment with her methods and eventually saw her students win...

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Hall of Famer: The Scotia Highland Dancers

Hall of Famer: The Scotia Highland Dancers

The Scotia Highland Dancers (original troupe 1979) from Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond counties performed original choreography made to accentuate the grace, agility, strength and precision of Highland dance. Many champion dancers were included in the...

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Hall of Famer: Janice Macquarrie

Hall of Famer: Janice Macquarrie

Janice Macquarrie of Doctor’s Brook, Antigonish County, was a consistent champion at the Highland Games from mid 1960s to 1980. She was the first local dancer to compete in the world championships and was named Canadian National Exhibition champion in 1976. She has...

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