Murray Academy Shines At 2019 New England Oireachtas! – Hartford, CT

Here is the news from the 2019 Regional Championships in Hartford that 89 of our dancers attended.  We are SO proud of all our amazing dancers who took the stage with great confidence and skill! Congratulations to each and every dancer who represented the Murray Academy!

We are especially proud to have qualified 20 girls to dance at the World Championships in Dublin next April, and to have 18 of our dancers in the top 5 (our highest yet, up 9% from last year)!  Of our  56 soloists who competed, we recalled 79% (up 3%), had 43% in top 10 (up 4%), and had 36% qualify for Dublin (up 2%)—amazing!  And of our 32 traditional set dancers (Advanced Beginner through Prizewinner), we had 72% receive an award (up 7%), 25% were in the top 5 (up 13%), and 41% in the top 10 (up 21%).  For ceili teams, we had 8 teams in the top 5 (up from 6 last year) and had a 73% recall rate (up 5%). So very proud!!  

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Great success at 2019 North American Irish Dance Championship in Vancouver.

Murray Academy’s Top 10 placers

Congratulations to all 39 soloists who worked hard and represented our school so well in Vancouver!  Special recognition goes to our two podium-placers, Brigid O’Connor, 2nd in Girls U14A and Brielle Maguire, 3rd in Gilrs U8.

We are very proud of our results and of all of our dancers! Excitement is building as we head into the New England Oireachtas this fall, working hard to add to our 12 World Qualifiers, and then on to Dublin, Ireland for the 2020 World Championships!

To see our complete list of results, click here, and click on post title above to see complete post with photo gallery.

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Murray Academy Wins Globe / Medals at 2019 World Championships! – Greensboro, NC

Brigid O’Connor – 3rd Place – Girls 13-14

Congratulations to all of our qualifiers for their performances at this year’s World Championships, with a special congratulations to Brigid O’Connor for bringing home the 3rd place globe in U13 Girls competition, to Maggie Krein, Ava Krueger, and our sub-minor girls ceili team for their World Medals, and to Bailey Bartel, Sadie Bucknam, Ella Campfield, Gabby Desrochers, Audrey Malila, Charlotte McDaniel, Aoife Murphy and to our Junior and two Senior Girls Ceili teams on their recall medals!

This year 20 of our qualifiers attended. In addition to the 10 receiving individual solo medals, we had another 3 dancers placing in the top half of their competitions and earning the chance to compete on Day 2 in this first year of the new competition format. We are very proud of our results and of our dancers, and we’re excited to see continued progress in Dublin, Ireland for the 2020 World Championships!

To see our complete list of results, click here, and click on post title above to see complete post with photo gallery.

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