Island dancers compete at world championships

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The sky has no limits when it comes to the dancers of the Lorna Laird school of Irish Dancing in Benbecula.

On their most recent trip Lorna took nine dancers from the Uists and Benbecula to compete in the World Irish Dancing Association British Nationals in Corby on the 22nd and 23rd of October.

Competing against over 400 dancers from all over the UK and Ireland the dancers returned to the islands with 85 medals and every single dancer qualified for next year’s World Championships in Killarney, Ireland.

For a small school that doesn’t have the same opportunities to compete regularly in competition the children did fantastically well representing the Islands at a National Level.

The dancing school hope to secure sponsorship to enable them to travel to Killarney for the World Championships in April 2017.

Lorna and the dancers would like to thank Stòras Uibhist for their help with funding, Tagsa Uibhist for helping with the transport and of course the local community for their continued support at the various fundraisers throughout the year.

Lorna is extremely proud of her dancers and looks forward to the challenges ahead and the preparation for the run up to the World Championships.