We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all our dancers who competed at the Hennigan O’Loughlin Feis this weekend – what a great start to 2016! We had many fab results and special personal bests. Here are some photos of some great moments, from beginners to open championship!
Please visit our Open Feis page for all downloads.
Congratulations to our teachers Frances McGahan and Marion Flanagan who have just passed examinations to become Grade Examiners. This means they are qualified not only to adjudicate Irish dance competitions, but also to assess dancers in Grade Examinations. Only experienced adjudicators are eligible to take this exam, so to have two of our teachers pass is a very prestigious achievement!
Thank you to all who supported our Christmas Class Feis. This is an event that we look forward to all year: a real showcase of new talent and sheer enjoyment in dancing. We hope you loved the day as much as we did.
Congratulations to all who danced on that stage: it is not easy to get up in front of so many people, especially when it is your first time performing.
A further well done to our winners in each age group who we feel deserve a special mention:
U6: Portia Ostrowska
U8: Jacob Browne
U10: Drew Shanahan
O10: Hanna Mathieson
And our ‘Most Promising’ dancer: Drew Shanahan
Here are some photos from the day!
In the space of 3 weeks, McGahan-Lees dancer Gavina Zuccarello managed to win the Great Britain Championship, All Irelands and Southern England Oireachtas. To top it all Gavina also secured the prestigious Over 12 Traditional Set Memorial Belt title at the Oireachtas, just before performing at the event’s Parade of Champions. The highlight during this whirlwind period has to be Gavina’s amazing haul at the All Irelands of 4 gold medals, securing first in all 3 solos as well as the overall All Ireland title itself. Gavina’s amazing work ethic and determination is an inspiration to our younger dancers and proof that hard work does pay off.
Congratulations to our Gavina on her amazing win at the All Ireland Championships last week in Killarney, SW Ireland. She has won two major titles in two weeks!! We are incredibly proud of her. Congratulations also to Niall Forrest who won 2nd place at the All Irelands after winning the Great Britains the previous week.