Thursday, May 09, 2019

A LOCAL dance school brought an amazing 10 World Championship Globes back to Kildare from the WIDA World Championships recently.

The winners included Courtney Woods from Caragh who was crownded u/18 World Champion 2019, Ellen Gray from Clane placing 4th  in the u/21 section and Gemma Brennan from Coill Dubh placing 5th  in the u/10.

The Murphy Gray Academy of Irish Dance teams were also crowned u/12 Four Hand World Champions, u/12 Ceili World Champions and Overall Team World Champions.

WIDA World Championships took place over four days in Eindhoven and was attended by competitors from   28 countries. WIDA, the organisation who held the event is one of numerous Irish Dance federations that held World Irish Dance Championships this Easter.

The Murphy Gray Academy Overall Team World Champions with their dance teachers Lisa Murphy and Laura Gray

“WIDA, which is a relatively new organisation founded only in 2004, which currently includes over 150 schools in 28 countries, it prides itself on its friendly and welcoming culture where competition stays on the dance floor, off the dance floor every dancer, parent and teacher are part of the WIDA family with a shared love for Irish dance,” said teacher Lisa Murphy.

This year the Murphy Gray Academy of Irish Dance made the best memories surrounded by wonderful friends. Their teachers Lisa Murphy and Laura Gray would like to sincerely thank their wonderful dancers and parents for the cherished, wonderful moments

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