Read more: World Irish Dance championships to be held in Dublin - VIDEO
Twenty three champion Irish dancers from Georgia and Florida head to Dublin for the 41 st world Irish dance championships to be held at CityWest hotel, Saggart , Dublin. Karl Drake, the head of the dancing school drakendance.com will be blogging for Irishcentral.com from the championships.
The Irish Dance word championships event starts 17th April and runs thru 23 April .
Karl Drake left Dublin 26 yrs ago to follow his dream of opening an Irish dance studio in the statesvand now he brings these dancers back home for the Olympics of Irish dance.
The dancers qualified at their regional event back in December and have been training hard ever since .
Drake now has Irish dance studios all over the southern states and Mexico and has just returned from Beijing, China where the first Irish dance studio is in the works.
One of his star performers is Catie Foley who will compete in the u-19 ladies championship at the World Irish dance championships at City West Dublin, Catie currently is ranked 9th in the world and is the southern regional Irish dance champion.
Catie has been dancing with Drake since she was 5 and has travelled to Ireland over 10 times for dance competitions.
For more Irish dance news in the south check out drakedance.com.