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Gunbarrel dancer heading to nationals


March 24, 2017

Photo by Katie Child of ktChild PhotoDesign Niwot High Shool sophomore Gabe Hultquist will be competing in the national Irish Dance event in New Orleans this summer.

Gabe Hultquist, a 15-year-old sophomore at Niwot High School, is becoming yet another successful Irish dancer out of the Moriarty-Moffitt School of Irish Dance in Longmont.

In competitions, Gabe said he typically goes hard shoe in the first round, soft shoe in the second, and hard shoe in the final round. The different styles are judged mostly on the height of jumps, with form keeping the knees as straight as possible and the arms down to the sides.

“I like my third round the best because I get to dance alone,” Gabe said. “The hard shoe is great, I love the rhythm in it because it h...

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