Friday 20 October 2017

Wexford dancers move to the top at international festival in Paris

Amy Lewis

The students did their teacher proud in Paris.
The students did their teacher proud in Paris.
The students did their teacher proud in Paris.

Dancers from the renowned Sheila Grace Dance Company have always proved that they have the moves but on a recent trip to Disneyland Paris, they sure stepped it up a notch.

A team of 29 dancers recently travelled to the French capital to compete in the International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts where they moved their way to success. The talented crew scooped four awards: first in Junior Hip-Hop and Junior Musical Theatre, second for Senior Hip-Hop and third for Senior Jazz.

'I am so proud of all of them,' said Kelly-Jane Power, choreographer and principal at the dance company. 'They are not only a fantastic group of very talented dancers, but they are a lovely, kind, caring,funny and very smart group of wonderful young people that act like a tight family and showed so much support for each other. It was such a joy to see them rewarded for all of their hard work.'

The dancers, who age from seven to 15, were joined by their dance teachers and family members who came to offer their support. The proud supporters also watched the performers take to the Disney cinemagique stage for a twenty minute showcase.

All of the dancers also enjoyed taking part in the Disney pre-parade, which is danced through the Disney park before the floats come out. According to Kelly-Jane, everyone had a fantastic time. 'It was a very busy weekend for them and all of their performances were incredible,' she added.

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