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Occasionally Irish dancing makes the news and below is a list of some of the mentions our school, staff or dancers have had;

St Patrick’s Day in Brisbane 2018 is shaping up to be the best ever once again. The streets of Brisbane CBD will be lined with green as the St Patrick’s Day parade makes its way through the city for the 29th year, with more than 80 floats and displays. After the parade the celebrations continue in the City Botanic Gardens with Picnic in the Gardens featuring  live music…

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ELLA Van Dyck admits her passion is not the most “common sport”, but she practices and trains hard like any other athlete.  The 15-year-old Mt Gravatt resident has been dancing for more than 10 years and one day wants to represent Australia at the Irish Dancing World Championships. Ella said while she had qualified for the past six World Championships, the state and national titleholder was yet to attend.

Picture: RICHARD WALKER.

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Lizzie Geraghty, a Periocare treatment coordinator took some “time-out” recently to travel with her Lynagh Dance Studio students to the Australian Irish Dancing Championships held in Canberra. Lizzie has been dancing for more than 20 years and has been teaching at the Lynagh Dance Studio since 2011.  Lynagh Dance Studio performed extremely well at the national championships.

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Periocare was a proud sponsor of the Irish Dancing Queensland State Championships last weekend in Logan.  Lizzie Geraghty, a Periocare treatment coordinator, teaches at the Lynagh Studio of Irish Dancing, Belmont. It was a very successful meet for the Lynagh Studio with all solo dancers placing in the top ten. The Lynagh team placed first in Open Age Girls 8 Hand (pictured below) and fourth in their sponsored event, Open Age Progressive Ceili.

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Queensland Irish Dance State Championships Congratulations to Olivia Lloyd, Year 12 (pictured left), for winning the Queensland Irish Dance State Championships last weekend. Olivia has been dancing at Lynagh School of Irish Dance for twelve years and has competed since she was seven, winning a string of competitions along the way.

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