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Cranbrook troupe dances to gold on ship in Hurricane Sandy

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Royal Stewart Highland Dancers at Majesty of the Seas. (Front L-R) Emily Balfour, Katie Saffin, Alexandra Demarchi, Katie Macleod (Back L-R) Rosmarie Saffin, Lisa Beaulac, Jane Nixon (Teacher) (Contributed by: Jane Nixon)

A group of highland dancers from Cranbrook won big this weekend, at the 2012 Sadie Simpson Scholarship competition.

The dance meet was held aboard an 880-ft cruise ship, in the Caribbean Sea.

At the same time as Hurricane Sandy was swirling through that region.

While many competitors fell ill and couldn't perform, the four girls from Royal Stewart Highland Dancers kept their composure.

Katie Macleod got first in the Senior Written Paper and Katie Saffin got fourth in the Junior Written Paper.

Jane Nixon is their instructor, and was on the ship as it was tossed around the Caribbean. She tells Daybreak host Chris Walker about that incredible experience.
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