Milton Keynes Irish dancers qualify for World Championships in Canada

    A Milton Keynes dance school is fundraising to help 3 dancers as they take on the Irish Dance World Championships in Canada.

    Three dancers from Milton Keynes have qualified for the World Irish Dancing Championships in Montreal, Canada in April -  placing them in the top 2% of dancers in the world. 

    Jodie, Ella and Isabella will perform two routines each on their first day in Montreal and are aiming to be 'recalled' back to day 2 where they will then  perform their two routines again followed by an individual dance, which only the top 30% of the competition will complete. 

    The ultimate goal is for the dancers to bring home a 'world medal'.

    Herlihy-Burgoine School of Irish Dancing, based at the Milton Keynes Irish Centre, is now fundraising to help support the girls and their families make their way to the prestigious championships.

    Beauty With Ethics MK, The Body Shop at Home Independent Consultant, is helping the dancers by hosting a pamper evening at the Irish Centre for the supporters of the sport and their families.

    Residents are being invited along for a relaxed evening full of amazing products a raffle and maybe a sneaky drink from the bar.

    Julie Herlihy told MKFM: "I am so proud that we have dancers competing at this level and representing our school on the world stage in Montreal.  These three girls have worked tirelessly to reach their goals. 

    "Their routines are polished and practised daily, they keep themselves physically fit and strong and are excellent role models for the younger children in our classes. They wear spectacular costumes but the real beauty is in their footwork and artistry on stage.

    "It really is a team effort with endless support and time from their parents, who regularly travel up and down the country to take them to competitions.  We cannot wait to see their performances in Canada this Easter!"

    The Milton Keynes dance school, is taught by Julie Herlihy and Kristy Burgoine and has classes every night of the week, giving children as young as 3 years old the chance to get into Irish dancing.

    You can find out more about the fundraiser here.

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