Dancing their way to the top
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.