Dancing up a storm, Americans compete in Dublin
41st World Irish Dance Championships kick off in style
Kerri’s achievement in qualifying for the World Championships also provided the perfect opportunity for the young girl to meet her Irish cousins in Omagh, all of whom did Irish dancing when they were younger.
The talented dancer explained: “I used to pretend I could do Irish dancing when I was little so when I got the chance I really wanted to learn. I think my favourite dance is the slip jig."
Kerri was also joined in Dublin by her teacher Christina Ryan-Kilcoyne from County Clare. Christina, who grew up in Milltown-Malbay, moved to Philadelphia 21 years ago and set up an Irish dance school there. Today she was back in Dublin to watch five of her pupils competing in the World Championships.
And despite living for so many years in the USA, the proud Clare woman still hasn’t lost her Irish accent.
“If I lost it, I’d be killed!” she laughed.