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Students Win Big in Irish Dance Competition

Students from the Worley School of Irish Dancing in Winter Park participated in their first competition, Race to the Feis, and brought home several awards for their efforts.

Students Win Big in Irish Dance Competition

Two students from the Worley School of Irish Dancing in Winter Park recently competed and placed in their first Irish dancing competition called Race to the Feis. Young dancers from across the state took the stage to show off their Irish dance steps.

Jessica Albu, 7, and Caden Keenan, 7, of the Worley School of Irish Dancing each took home several medals for their efforts. Jessica earned three first-place medals and one second-place medal, and Caden took home a second, third and fourth place medal.

Six-time All-Ireland and International Irish dance champion, Colin Worley, who is the owner and registered instructor at the school, studied Irish dance for more than 25 years and toured internationally for more than seven years with Lord of the Dance. “I am so proud of the exceptional dancing done by Jessica and Caden at the Feis,” he says. “This was a momentous occasion for the school, and for me as a teacher, to be able to enter these two students in their very first competition. I could not be more pleased with the results for Jessica and Caden; their dedication and hard work certainly paid off.”

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Lyndsay Fogarty Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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