Friends from the McClanahan and Broesler schools

Cara G. from King O'Sullivan, Megan O. and Sydney M. from McClanahan watching friends dance

McClanahan, Erickson and King O'Sullivan friends

This dance dad got the friendly crowd moving to ABBA's "Dancing Queen" before awards

One favored plus to attending huge Irish dance competitions? Catching up with your buds from different schools. The 2011 North American Irish Dance Championships, which took place July 2-6 in Nashville, Tennessee was the perfect spot for buds to come together and support one another, making some new friendships along the way.

Thanks to Feis America LLC friend Julie McCurry for sharing her terrific photos!

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