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Caroline’s Soweto Experience 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Caroline’s Soweto Experience

Our Caroline has recently been touring¬†South Africa with Lord of the Dance. Whilst there, she met some amazing youngsters in Soweto. Soweto is an underprivileged township near Johannesburg, which was home to Nelson Mandela for many years. These kids already had some experience of Irish dancing, and quickly picked up the steps Caroline taught them.…

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Summer Workshops 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Summer Workshops

The last two weeks of the Summer are devoted to preparing our dancers for up and coming major regional, national and international championships. These are a grueling couple of weeks of solid hard work… but these dancers seem to have managed to survive the first week with smiles on their faces!

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Summer Fun! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Summer Fun!

This year we provided several Summer Schools in Essex, aimed at our graded dancers wishing to make a big improvement over the summer (as well as having fun). These summer schools offer the chance to learn more broadly about Irish dance, including ceili dancing, costume design, and dance drama/choreography. Here are some photos from our…

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North American Nationals in New Orleans, July 2017 150 150 Isabel Yorke

North American Nationals in New Orleans, July 2017

Some of our dancers were lucky enough (after a great fundraising effort) to be able to attend the NANs, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. As well as everyone recalling and placing highly, we achieved two champions! Ellie-Kate McCarthy (U11 Girls) Liam Costello (U15 Boys) And of course, great fun was had by all!

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Scottish Nationals 2017 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Scottish Nationals 2017

Many of our Championship dancers competed at the Scottish National Championships in June, with some outstanding results and personal bests.

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The Bad Arm – Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer 150 150 Isabel Yorke

The Bad Arm – Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

A theatre performance about Irish dance – coming to London in August! The Bad Arm is a one-hour comedy about growing up Irish dancing. It’s suitable for everyone age 12 and over and you don’t have to be Irish or a dancer to enjoy it (however, if you’ve experienced the world of Irish dancing, this…

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John Flanagan Memorial Feis 2017 150 150 Isabel Yorke

John Flanagan Memorial Feis 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s John Flanagan Memorial Feis THIS WEEKEND! This is the only feis in the Southern England region whose proceeds all go to charity. This year’s chosen charity is Cancer Research UK. We hope you can come and help us support this great cause. We will be…

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Good luck to all! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Good luck to all!

Good luck to all dancers, teachers and parents from around the world for the CLRG world championships this week. Have a great week everyone! #dublinworlds

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Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2017 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2017

The World Irish Dance Championships 2017 start this Sunday, this year held in Dublin. We want to wish the very best of luck to our dancers competing this coming week. The hard work is done, now time to show off the result! Good luck also to our dancers from mainland Europe! Our Aussie cousins from…

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McGL feis 2017 – Marks Packs 150 150 Isabel Yorke

McGL feis 2017 – Marks Packs

All championship and prelim marks packs are now available for download at the bottom of our Open Feis page – here.

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