3 December 2019
Two sisters at Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) have a spring in their step after qualifying for the World Irish Dance Championships 2020, which takes place in Dublin (4th – 12th April 2020).
Ava, 10 and Áine Cunningham, 9, who dance for the Herlihy Burgoine School of Irish Dance in Milton Keynes, qualified for the prestigious finals with a winning Ceili team (Under 10) performance at the recent Southern Region of England Finals.
Both girls started dancing when they were just four years old and have won a host of regional and national awards.
Áine said: “I really enjoy dancing and cannot wait for the World Championships.”
Ava added: “We were thrilled to win the Southern Region Finals and we are really looking forward to showing what we can do on the world stage.”
Mrs Carolyn Howe, Head of the Junior School, said: “BGS and the wider community are extremely proud of Ava and Áine’s success. Making it to a prestigious World Championships is the ultimate goal for every competitive dancer and it is even more special that these two sisters get to achieve it together.”
The event is the most elite level of competition for Irish dancers, and will see thousands of competitors descend upon Dublin from all around the world for a week’s worth of solo and team competitions.