Brogan McCay from "Jig" Defends World Irish Dancing Championship


Brogan McCay brings home the gold again
from the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships!
Photo Dance.Net
The 42nd World Irish Dancing Championships, hosted by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, started March 31st and runs through Easter Sunday, April 8th.  An estimated 25,000 competitors, teachers and fans of Irish dancing have enjoyed four days of solo and team competitions thus far.  Monday's competitions included Boys 12-13 and Girls 12-13, to the delight of thousands in attendance at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

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Brogan, who dances with  Scoil Rince McConomy Bradley in Derry, Ireland, defended her 2011 World Irish Dancing Championship title Monday in the Girls 12-13 competition.  The Worlds title is the capstone in a streak of wins for McCay in 2011 which includes the British National Irish Dancing Championship and All-Scotland Irish Dancing Championship titles.

Brogan McCay, Girls under 12
2011 All-Scotland Irish Dancing Champion
Photo courtesy Claymaker52
Brogan McCay swept Irish dance enthusiasts around the world off their feet in Sue Bourne's highly-acclaimed documentary "Jig" with these few words: "My name is Brogan McCay and I'm ten years old and I'll be going to the Worlds for the very first time".  For the first time ever, the public is given a glimpse into the journey to what is virtually the Olympics of Irish dancing through the eyes of  champions like McCay and  her friendly-rival, Julia O'Rourke from the Petri School in New York.  In the film, O'Rourke wins the 2010 World Irish Dancing Championship title with McCay taking second place.

Brogan McCay starred in "Jig" the documentary film about the 2010 World Irish Dancing Championships.
Photo:Wellpark Productions

Brogan McKay said, "I love my teachers from Scoil Rince McConomy Bradley!"

And suffice it to say, they surely love Brogan too!

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