Talent galore at Deirdre’s dance camp

UP to 45 children put on a show to remember in Knockbridge on Friday on the final day of the Deirdre Kettle summer dance camp.

UP to 45 children put on a show to remember in Knockbridge on Friday on the final day of the Deirdre Kettle summer dance camp.

The grand finale show for parents was the culmination of a fun week in the local Community Centre with children from three to 14 taking part from Knockbridge, Kilkerley, Dundalk and even London.

The camp was hosted by 22-year-old Knockbridge woman Deirdre Kettle, who was following up on previous camps in the area at Easter and Christmas, having hosted a similar one in Philipstown the previous week.

As part of the show, the children learnt routines from everything from Jedward and Ghostbusters to Annie and Hairspray and Katy Perry.

“They all had a great time,” said Deirdre.

“It was a very fun week and it’ll have given them all a great confidence boost on the stage. It’s great fun for the kids and hopefully I’ll be back at Christmas to run another camp.”

Deirdre has recently graduated from theatre college in England and while she insists she loves the teaching side of things, she is hoping to make the breakthrough in London’s West End in the coming weeks and months.

She said: “I’ve just graduated after five years in Liverpool and I’m hoping to get into the West End now.

“I’ve just got myself an agent so hopefully something comes my way.

“I love teaching though and my degree is in dance so it’s good practice for me too,” she said.

Anyone who would like to sign up for any of Deirdre’s future dance camps can do so by contacting her at 087-9146908.