Crawley Irish Dancers Come Out on Top

OBrien School

O'Brien School

Twenty-five dancers from Crawley’s O’Brien School of Irish Dance School entered Dance Challenge 2010, a national competition – they danced their way through to last Saturday’s UK Final with their ‘Spooked’ routine -and won.

Around one hundred teams entered …. the qualifying rounds cut it down to the 25 that competed in the final at Cadogan Hall in London on Saturday.

‘Spooked,’ choreographed by teacher Colleen O’Brien, made its debut at the “Forward Motion – A Day of Dance” show at The Hawth earlier this year and featured at the theatre again in the “Curtain Call” show a couple of weeks ago.

It’s a combination of traditional Irish dance steps in a fantasy world of ghosts and zombies …. in a very unusual routine – some of it under ultra violet lighting.

Most of the other teams in Dance Challenge were street dance/hip hop artists – it was good to see Irish dancers come out on top!!

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