Alberta dancer puts her best foot forward at Highland dance contest

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WATCH ABOVE: Gil Tucker catches up with a young Alberta dancer who won second at the World Highland Dance Championships.

CALGARY – A young dancer from Okotoks, Alta. is celebrating a great showing at the World Highland Dance Championships in Scotland over the weekend.

Seventeen-year-old Melissa Carnegie took home the first runner-up trophy at the dance championships, finishing second among a field of 100 competitors in her age group.

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“It’s pretty cool,” she said. “There’ve been a lot of high quality dancers from Calgary and it’s nice to be part of that.”

The competition comes just a few weeks after Carnegie finished in top spot at the Canadian championships in London, Ont.

It’s part of carrying on a long family tradition: her mom is a piper and highland dancer, and her grandmother made kilts and helped run a pipe band.

“It’s fantastic,” said Carnegie’s long-time dance teacher, Laureen Geib. “It’s nice to see a girl that works so hard at her craft do so well.”

Carnegie starts classes next week at the University of Calgary, hoping her kinesiology studies will lead to a career as a physiotherapist.

But she’s by no means hanging up her dancing shoes: she’s planning on competing again next year in the adult category at the world championships in Scotland.

Seventeen-year-old Melissa Carnegie took home the first runner-up trophy at the World Highland Dance Championships in August 2015.

Gil Tucker / Global News

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