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PE Irish Dancers making waves across South Africa

Sep 20, 2018
PE Irish Dancers making waves across South Africa

The Irish dancers from McWilliams Academy of Dance continue to blaze a trail across South Africa, as they share their love of Irish Dancing with the world!

On the 31st of August, they took part in the finals of “Dans in jou Taal” in Pretoria and were victorious in their bid to win the overall senior category (outside Gauteng)!!

This is the first time that they have competed in this televised national dance competition and they were extremely humbled to be awarded prizes worth R50 000.

“Dans in jou Taal’ will be broadcast on KykNET NOU channel 146 in January 2019.

The next day they competed at the City of Gold Irish Dancing Championships and did extremely well!

Jenna Hayes won the senior category 16-18 yrs and Jemima Opperman and Shanna du Plessis were the joint winners of the senior category 13 yrs and under.

The studio also had many other dancers placing in the top 5 at this prestigious event!

They are now focusing on Nationals, which will take place in Johannesburg at the end of the month.