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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Young ballroom dancers make all the right moves

Young ballroom dancers from Wexford shone at an Irish Open competition in Carlow.

Nine students of ballroom and Latin teacher Vilma Baikiene reached the finals in various categories and took home an impressive selection of medals.

Vilma is a qualified teacher who holds weekly classes in the Faythe Step Up dance studio every Wednesday.

Her star pupils included Ellen O'Brien, Dara Kelly, Nicolai Tcaci, Jesica Akinyemi, Tautvydas Sniezka, Gabriele Kubiliute, Even Roche, Ekaterina Filipenkova and Ieva Sniezkaite.

They competed successfully in the Irish Open Ballroom and Latin Dancing Championships 2013 in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow.

'This was their first ever competition and I'm delighted that they did so well,' said Vilma who is originally from Lithuania.

Boys and girls interested in learning ballroom dancing are welcome to join her weekly class in The Faythe.

'It's great fun and good exercise,' she said.

Wexford People

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