Funky Feet up for awards

FUNKY Feet dance group have been nominated for several awards at the inaugural ‘Dance Honours’ event, Ireland’s first dance awards ceremony.

FUNKY Feet dance group have been nominated for several awards at the inaugural ‘Dance Honours’ event, Ireland’s first dance awards ceremony.

The group have been nominated in several categories including Best Dance School 2011, Best Stage Production for Living the Dream and The Achievement Abroad category. Also, two of their teachers, Stacey Murnaghan and Kerrie Milne, have been nominated for the Best Dance Teacher 2011 award.

“We are over-the-moon at getting the nominations,” says Director and teacher at Funky Feet, Stacey Murnaghan. “We won’t find out if we have actually won anything until the night itself, so it will be a nervous wait.

“We didn’t expect to get nominated so it was a great surprise for everyone. We only told the kids a few weeks backs, just after they had come back from a two week break following our last big show, Living the Dream.”

The awards cermony takes place at the O’Reilly Theatre in Dublin in November. Unfortunately for the hard working dance group, there will have to split their forces on the night, as they have been asked to perform at the Showbiz Kidz competition, which happens to fall the very same night at the Grand Canal Theatre.

“We have been asked to perform a section of our last show, Living the Dream, so a group will go to that, while another group will go to the awards.

“The Grand Canal Theatre is really out of this world so the group that go there will be in for a treat, as will the group going to the awards ceremony.

“The awards are a really big achievement for the kids and are a result of all the hard work that they have put in.

“It’s a wonderful achievement just to get nominated but we are all hoping that we can scoop an award or two.”