Irish dancers from the Clan Rince University of Irish Dance executed in Ramona Saturday to elevate dollars for a North American dance levels of competition.
The fundraiser was held at the Ramona VFW.
About 30 students from the dance university in Kensington and San Marcos will be taking part in the North American Irish Dance Nationals in Montreal July 1-5. Eleven-yr-aged Ramona resident Kieranne Chapman will be between the top-stage dancers from the United States, Canada and Mexico in the level of competition.
Jeannie Thornton, Clan Rince dance school’s operator and director, claimed her learners have been carrying out in the course of San Diego County at luncheons, get-togethers, assisted living facilities and schools, but they’re looking forward to the big competitiveness following currently being isolated for two years during COVID.
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“For a large amount of them this will be they’re initially time touring outside of the United States to Canada so they’re thrilled about that,” claimed Thornton, who was the North American Irish Dance Winner when she was in high school in 1983.
Clan Rince college student Caityn Lin, 15, of San Diego, reported she will be returning just after competing in the party in 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Whilst she did not place that year, she’s aiming to make improvements to in the forthcoming contest in which she will give a solo general performance in a few rounds.
“I apply virtually each working day and I’m in the studio a few moments a 7 days,” reported Caityn, who has been dancing 11 many years.
Her classmate Kate O’Connell, 15, of San Marcos, started getting Irish dancing classes 10 decades ago because her aunts and cousins had been dancers. She will be competing in the nationals for the first time.
“I’m actually enthusiastic to go and I’m psyched to see what it’s like,” Kate claimed. “My purpose is not to position but just to have the working experience and see what it’s like. I’ve been practicing a good deal and building positive I’m in the suitable state of mind to dance.”
Linda and Richard Brown arrived from Carlsbad to observe their granddaughter, Gretchen Bodensteiner, 15, conduct at the fundraiser. Linda Brown reported Gretchen has been dancing 7 yrs and was a prime performer in the qualifying level of competition.
“This is a great spot to dance,” Brown claimed. “This is a attractive neighborhood.”