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.”