Dundalk dancers take Croke Park by storm

Dundalk dancers take Croke Park by storm
Over 500 IT delegates from 36 different countries attended a banquet on Tuesday night last and were treated to an Irish dance spectacle like no other courtesy of a local Irish dance troupe.

Over 500 IT delegates from 36 different countries attended a banquet on Tuesday night last and were treated to an Irish dance spectacle like no other courtesy of a local Irish dance troupe.

Croke Park Conference centre in Dublin played host to an international summit celebrating 20 years of search engines. The banquet was attended by influential pioneers of internet search engines from across the globe and they were treated to an incredible display of Irish dancing by young dancers from the Dundalk area.

Scoil Rince Móna Ní Rodaigh’s dance company “Anóm Dance” (a fun play on the boss’ name ‘Mona’!), featuring dancers aged 12-19 performed a medley of both traditional and contemporary numbers to thrill the international audience and bring them to their feet.

“Dancing in competition is one thing” says 18 year old Eoghan“but performing feels amazing. It’s great to get feedback from an audience- you don’t get that in competition. It’s great too to be able to dance fun, modern routines and use our arms and bodies a bit more” says Eoghan of the way Irish dance has been transported into 2013! “The audience last night went mad, it was such a buzz!”.

Music on the night was provided by Dundalk based group “The Upducky Band” and guests were seen replicating attempting to replicate some of the moves they had just seen on the dance floor!

Event organiser Dr Páraic Sheridan says “I had people queuing up afterwards to gush about how fantastic it was - they were completely astounded”.

Scoil Rince Mona Ni Rodaigh teach classes inCrossmaglen, Louth, Meath, Dublin, Armagh & Tyrone. Taking bookings now for September. Contact 042- 9331892 or find us on Facebook!