(L-R) Kasi Richardson, Natalie Brandon, Olivia Tudman, Amber Brennan travelled to Mackay on March 16 for the International Dance Affair Autumn Feis.
(L-R) Kasi Richardson, Natalie Brandon, Olivia Tudman, Amber Brennan travelled to Mackay on March 16 for the International Dance Affair Autumn Feis. Contributed

PCYC Irish Dancers do ‘reel’ well away at events

THE PCYC Irish Dancers have earned fantastic results in recent events.

Sophie Cockerill (12 years section) and Sunni Dearden (15 years section) competed at the March Feis in Redcliffe on March 9.

Sophie received a second place for primary reel and third place for primary slip jig, while Sunni received a highly commended for primary reel and a third place for beginner treble jig.

Dancers Amber Brennan, Kasi Richardson and Olivia Tudman, who all compete in the eight years and under section, travelled to Mackay along with nine years and under competitor Natalie Brandon on March 16 for the International Dance Affair Autumn Feis.

First time competitor Amber Brennan placed in every dance she entered, including second for novice reel and first for a graded beginner reel. Kasi Richardson received a third place for beginner reel, fourth for beginner light jig, fourth for beginner single jig and second place for beginner slip jig.

Olivia Tudman also placed in every dance she entered; fifth for beginner reel, first for beginner light jig, first for a graded beginner single jig, first for graded primary reel, first for primary slip jig and second for primary treble jig.

Another first time competitor, Natalie Brandon received first for novice reel, second place in beginner reel, third for beginner light jig, third for beginner single jig, second for beginner slip jig, fourth for beginner treble, fourth for primary reel and first for graded primary slip.

Instructors Kylie Ware and Shelley Penrose were rapt in the results and thanked Colette Shields of Claddagh School of Irish Dance in Mackay for registering and mentoring the dancers.



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