Dancing their way to the top

Bray People - - NEWS -

DANCERS FROM ‘ The Berry Dance Academy' in Bray wowed ad­ju­di­ca­tors at the In­ter­na­tional Ir­ish Dance Cham­pi­onships last week­end.

Pupils from the lo­cal Ir­ish dancing school swept the score boards in style.

Nine-year-old Han­nah Swan beat off 40 dancers to be crowned In­ter­na­tional Cham­pion 2011.

Abbey McLaugh­lin was also crowned U/13 In­ter­na­tional Cham­pion.

Open Cham­pion 2010 Stacey Cum­mins took sec­ond place in two In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­onships. This is a huge achieve­ment as it was only her sec­ond time to dance in the Open Cat­e­gory which is the high­est level of Ir­ish dance.

De­but cham­pi­onship dancer Cara Hill was place sec­ond in the U/5 In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­onship on Sun­day, and Kate­lyn Mol­loney came in third place in the U/10 Cham­pi­onship.

Amanda O’Brien, Sofi-Mei Lally and Cherie Pachez also took first place in their solo dances and were all thrilled with their sil­ver­ware, while Andrew Far­rell took sec­ond place and was de­lighted with his suc­cess.

Sara Treacy, Abbey Treacy, and Natasha McIn­er­ney im­pressed the judges with their tal­ent too, fin­ish­ing at the top end of their cham­pi­onships.

Holly Cum­mins, Tay­lor Kelly, Nikita Mol­loney, Katie Mur­ray and Ni­amh Sut­ton danced su­perbly on the day and also left with a huge haul of awards.

‘ The dancers prac­ticed ex­tremely hard for the cham­pi­onship,' said teacher Lisa Marie.

Classes recom­menced at the Per­fect Theatre Stu­dio at Bray Bowl Com­plex last Satur­day from 12 mid­day to 3 p.m. Con­tact Lisa-Marie at (085) 7417855.

Some of the dancers from ‘The Berry Dance Academy in Bray who wowed ad­ju­di­ca­tors at the In­ter­na­tional Ir­ish Dance Cahm­pi­onships last week­end.

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