Carr claims Highland dancing crown

Megan Carr and Blair Michael (front) holding the Blair Michael Shield, which Megan was awarded at Tuesdayʼs Highland Gathering where she was also named aggregate winner of the Highland Dancing.

At the age of just two, Megan Carr fell in love with Highland dancing and on Tuesday was named Maryborough Highland Gathering’s aggregate winner of Highland Dancing for 2019.

The 14-year-old from Melbourne said she has her grandparents to thank for kickstarting her passion for dance.

“My grandparents brought me to the Maryborough Highland Gather- ing when I was two,” she said.

“We sat down in front of the dancers and watched them. I remember I tried to copy how they danced and when we got home dad jumped online and found a place where I could start learning.”

First entering the competitive scene aged five, Megan has since competed throughout Victoria and even competed in Scotland in 2015, where she placed in several dances.

Megan was also recipient of the Blair Michael Shield on Tuesday, presented by Blair himself.

The shield recognises the efforts and achievements of Highland dancers across both Daylesford and Maryborough gatherings each year.

“It’s great to receive the awards today, I just love it,” Megan said.

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