Dream come true for dancers

It was a dream come true for a group of young Dundalk dancers when they took to the stage with their idols, the cast of Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’, in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Theatre.

It was a dream come true for a group of young Dundalk dancers when they took to the stage with their idols, the cast of Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’, in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Theatre.

Fourteen young girls, aged 4-16 years, from Scoil Rince Móna Ni Rodaigh in Dundalk, performed alongside the professional company as part of a corporate performance for Multinational IHG and demonstrated their skills to an audience of over 2,000 people, putting the legendary Dundalk dance school firmly on the map.

It proved to be an incredible opportunity for such young dancers and a night they will never forget.

At present they are preparing for one of the biggest events the school has ever undertaken.

On December 15 in St Patrick’s GFC, Lordship, the school will stage ‘A Christmas Cracker’, an exciting mix of music and dance with celebrity guests and surprises galore.

“It really is quite an undertaking” says the show’s producer Dearbhla Lennon, “but we’re very excited to showcase the talents of our students and also to welcome back some of our former students who have made it big on the world stage of dance in shows such as Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Prodijig”

“We are actually the first school to be lucky enough to perform with Prodijig and it is set to be an incredible night.”

Prodijig are just about to kick off their world tour, having won Sky1’s “Got to Dance” last year.

“For anyone thinking there’ll be bouncy curls, rigid arms and poker faces, they couldn’t be any further from the truth. This is Irish dancing 2012 style, with contemporary music and we promise to entertain!”

Also performing on the night will be renowned singer/songwriter Sinead Mc Nally and Crooked Jack.

There will be a festive feel to the evening with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies being served at the interval.

A Christmas Cracker is being held in aid of the school’s efforts to bring almost 40 dancers to represent us at the World Championships in Boston next Easter.

Tickets are just €15 each and can be bought at Grants newsagents, Park St or Sheelan’s Shop in Riverstown. You can also contact any member of the school for tickets.