Students from The Limerick Dance Academy show off some of the moves that impressed the judges in the National Dance Championship
Limerick Dance Academy Students Take Part in National Dance Championship
Dancers from The Limerick Dance Academy in Castletroy took part in ‘The National Dance Championships’ held at Glor Theatre Ennis.
Participating in solo categories for 7-9 and 10-12-year-olds in Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical Dance the students from Limerick gave super performances making teachers and choreographers proud and impressing the judges.
April Keane, Joanna Long, Keelin Power, Jodie Keane, Emma Mulhall, Charley Harper, Alannah O’Connor, Mossie Corbett, Sam Mulholland, and Sean Hanley have been rehearsing individual routines with their own choreographers for weeks.
Not only were the students excellent in their own dance genres but more importantly they were supportive of each other and fellow competitors, a value that The Limerick Dance Academy tries to nurture in their students.
The school was established by Edel Gallagher in 1983 in Limerick City Centre. The school now operates from their brand new studio in Castletroy Shopping Centre, Limerick, providing classes in ballet, jazz, tap and street jazz, after school midweek and all day Saturday. Students are provided with the opportunity to take examinations with internationally recognised examining institutions, such as the IDTA (International Dance Teacher’s Association), ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) and RAD (Royal Academy of Dance). They also give students the opportunity to perform on stage at the University Concert Hall each year in their annual production. During the past two years, the students were involved in Féile na Máigh, Limerick’s Got Talent and performed in Madam Butterfly at UCH as part of a performance by the Ukrainian National Opera of Kharkiv.
Classes are taught by professional teachers with a wealth of experience in a formative and caring environment. The Academy welcomes all enquiries and caters for all ages and abilities. Edel tells me, “It’s all about the love of dance, being creative, having fun and working hard, and if you follow those guidelines, success will follow. It’s an honour to teach the young people of Limerick and I love every minute of it! All are welcome.”
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