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Southern Region Irish Dancing Championship Friday - Results and Photos

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Karl Drake TCRG with five of his top performers
at the Southern Region  Irish Dancing Championships.

The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America Southern Region is hosting the last of seven North American regional Irish dancing championships this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Teachers and Irish dancing families from Texas to Florida and Maryland to Mexico converged upon the J.W. Marriot Grand Lakes starting Thursday evening to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Southern Region's Irish dancing championships.

Follow @FeisAmerica on Twitter and visit our fanpage on wwwFeisAmeria.com for up to the minute results all weekend long!

Friday, solo competitions for children had emotions running high, with boys and girls as young as 6 and up to age 13, dancing reels, slip jigs, treble jigs and hornpipes, with the top 50% in each group going on to perform a contemporary set piece.  A total of nine adjudicators - three for each round - scored and ranked the dancers, and after all results were tabulated, a packed ballroom cheered and clapped and whooped it up.

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READ MORE:


Eastern and Western Canada Regional Results

Mid-Atlantic Regional Team Results

Middle America Regional Results Part One

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World Irish Dancing Championship and North American Irish Dancing Championship qualifiers were announced, and placements were called in reverse order, leading to the new Southern Region Irish Dancing Champion for each age group climbing the podium. In the end, seven regional Irish dancing championship titles were defended, with five competitions seeing a shift on the podium with a new regional Irish dancing champion on top.

Congratulations to all the dancers, teachers and families from your friends at Feis America, North America's favorite Irish dancing magazine!  We also send our warmest regards to those who qualified to compete, but were not able to dance because of an injury or other issue - you were sorely missed.


Official photographer is Shamrock Photo.  All photos here are by Feis America LLC.

Top 5 Results from Friday's Solo Competitions
McGinley's Zoe Gallagher defends her title
as Girls under 8 Southern Region Irish Dancing Champion.




Girls under 8 - 55 registered
Champion Zoe Gallagher - McGinley   DEFENDING CHAMPION
2 - Meredith Slimp - Inishfree Texas/Mexico
3 - Lyndsie Ward - Rince na h'Eireann
4 - Athena Martini - Rince na h'Eireann
5 -Meghan Farrell - Hunt

Boys under 8 - 7 registered
Co-Champions Peter Mildrew - Boyle and Davin Poe - Maple
3 - Andrew Sneed - Rince na h'Eireann

Girls under 9 defending champion Simone Loysen tops the podium again!
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC


Girls under 9 - 66 registered
Champion Simone Loysen - Culkin
2 - Sydney Fort - Kristin Butke
3 - Jessica Debuse - Kristin Butke
4 - Elizabeth Bradley - Kristin Butke
5 - Maria Franklin - Rhythm of Ireland

Jude Flurry accepts Boys under 9 Southern Region Irish Dancing Championship.
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC

Boys under 9 - 3 registered
Champion Jude Flurry - Muggivan
2 - Sean Gibbons - Boyle
3 - Eli Dykes - Walsh Kelley

Hattie Rose Hare tops the podium in the Girls under 10
 at the Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships.
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC

Girls under 10 - 73 registered; Top 11 World Qualifers; Top 28 North American National Qualifiers
Champion Hattie Rose Hare - Kristin Butke
2 - Laney Williams - Kristin Butke
3 - Anna Kate Sweeney - Drake
4 - Aubrey Swikehardt - Breffni
5 - Lily Harris - Breffni

Boys under 10 - 6 registered; Top 5 World and North American National Qualifiers
Champion Colin Troy - Maguire  DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2 - Henry Sneed - Rince na h'Eireann
3 - Ethan Long - McTeggart
4 - Finnbar O'Reilly - Boyle
5 - Angel Daniel Tenorio - Drake Mexico
6 - Micah Sturgeon - Muggivan

Girls under 11 - 91 registered, Top 12 World Qualifiers; Top 33 North American National Qualifiers
Champion Ellie King - Teelin
2 - Kaitlyn Jesionowski - Rhythm of Ireland
3 - Megan Mooney - Nashville Irish Step Dancers
4 -Regan McDermott - Glor na Daire
5 - Sarah Haddad - Rince na h'Eireann


Boys under 11 Defending Champion Matthew Bielak and 2nd Jordan Saranga
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC.
Boys under 11 - 3 registered, all placed and are World and North American National Qualifiers
Champion Matthew Bielak - Mulligan   DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2 - Jordan Saranga - Muggivan
3 - Nicholas Powell - O'Donovan Arkansas


Top four competitors in Girls under 12 await final placement.
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC

Girls under 12 - 93 registered, 13 World Qualifiers; Top 31 North American National Qualifiers
Champion Miya Stefanick - Maple  DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2 - Saoirse Deboy - Teelin
3 - Madison Wasko - An Cor Rud
4 - Emma Catherine Hare - Kristin Butke
5 - Savannah Saez - Broesler


Boys under 12 Defending Champion Sean Mowatt-Larssen reigns!
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC

Boys under 12 - 9 registered, Top 5 World Qualifiers, all North American National Qualifiers
Champion Sean Mowatt-Larssen - McTeggart   DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2 - Lucas Martini - Rince na h'Eireann
3 - Joseph O'Reilly - Boyle
4 - Austin Brown - Culkin
5 - Rafe Griffin - Drake
Kevin Broesler, ADCRG congratulates his Girls under 13 Champion Kelleigh Devereaux and 3rd place Emme Toombs.
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC
Girls under 13 - 105 registered, Top 14 World Qualifiers, Top 35 North American National Qualifiers
Champion Kelleigh Devereaux - Broesler  DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2 - Sydney Klyczek - Kristin Butke
3 -Emme Toombs - Broesler
4 - Lauren Edwards - Boyle
5 - Hannah Bradey - Rince na h'Eireann

Boys under 13 line up for awards at the Southern Region Irish Dancing Championship.
Photo: Alissah McGill for Feis America LLC

Boys under 13 - 12 registered, Top 5 World Qualifiers, all North American National Qualifiers
Champion Jameson Wright - Walsh Kelley   DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2 - Cameron White - McGrath
3 - Nick Klinkenbergh - Culkin
4 - Matthew Larson - Culkin
5 - Zane Pall - Rince na h'Eireann


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