North American Championships—July 2018, Orlando, Florida

Murray Academy finished the competition with four Top 5 placers!

Congratulations to all who represented our school so well in Orlando! Overall, our school had another great year, with 30 of our 45 dancers receiving an award (67%), and of those, 14 – almost half – placed high enough to qualify for the 2019 World Championships!!  This means that a third of our dancers participating at the National level this year are on their way to Greensboro, NC next spring!  Special congratulations to our dancers in the top 5: Brigid O’Connor, National Champion, Girls U13B; Sadie Bucknam, 3rd place Girls U17B; Charlotte McDaniel, 5th place Girls U13B, and our U13 Girls Ceili team, 4th place, along with our other top 10 finishers Bailey Bartel (7th, U17A), Charley Finlay (10th, U10B) and Sarah Krein (10th, U19B).  We are so proud of how well they performed under pressure!

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World Championships—April 2018, Glasgow, Scotland


Congratulations to all of our qualifiers for their performances at this year’s World Championships, with a special congrats to Brigid O’Connor for bringing home the 2nd place globe in U13 Girls competition, to Charlotte McDaniel on her World Medal, and to Sadie Bucknam and Clare MacRitchie on their recall medals! This year 19 of our qualifiers attended. In addition to the 4 receiving individual solo medals, we had another 5 dancers placing in the top half of their very large competitions of 150-200. We are very proud of our results and of our dancers. Looking forward to the 2019 competition in Greensboro, NC!

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New England Oireachtas—November, 2017, Hartford, CT


Congratulations to the dancers who attended this year’s New England Regional Championships, Nov. 17-19. We are so proud of each and every one of them!

•  Brigid O’Connor—now a 5 time Regional Champion!!! Brigid was first in the Under 12 Girls competition.
•  Riley Postage—Riley was first in the Under 11A Traditional Set competition, dancing Job of Journeywork.
•  4-Hand Team U15A—Amanda Chouinard, Olivia Lenk, Audrey Malila and Maggie Krein—first out of 30 teams!
•  Solo recall rate of 75% with an increase from 21 to 22 dancers in the top 10.
•  Trad set recall rate 79%. Of those, we had 6 in the top 5 and 14 in the top 10.
•  Recall rates for ceilis were 71% in 8-hands and 65% in 4-hands. In the four 8-hand comps we entered, we had three top 5 ceilis, and in 4-hand comps, we had 4 top 5 teams!

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