Those who’ve spent a summer in Ireland understand that you really can’t avoid the rain. It can often get you down. Yet this Irish dancer is positively reveling in the rain. The 14-year-old from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, who’s one way to compete in Florida, showed that the Irish weather can’t dampen her spirits.
Siobhan Phelan has just won the Irish Nationals in Irish Dancing and is currently preparing to compete at the North American Irish Dance Championships 2016, Florida. No wonder she’s smiling!
We just love her “Irish Dancing in the Rain,” cheery grin and all, and we couldn’t help being reminded of the Irish American star Eugene Curran Kelly, aka Gene Kelly, in “Singing in the Rain.”
Phelan is certainly a young dancer to watch. According to Finest.ie she has a long list of achievements behind her already, including Irish & British titles, European Championships and World Championships.
Right now she’s training four hours a day to compete at the NANS against over 300 competitors. The amazing 14-year-old has also donated all the money she has earned through her dancing to charities of her choice.
Certainly one to keep an eye on!