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Bexley-based Irish dance school brings home seven world globes from World Irish Dancing Championship

PUBLISHED: 17:15 10 April 2018

On the left, from the bottom: Samantha Edwards, 13, Shannon Gange, 15, Shaylead Padmore 18, Georgi-Lea Padmore, 17
On the right,from the bottom: Corale Bill, 26, Ailish Lavelle, 25, Georgia Kehoe, 17, Holly McMinn, 15 
In the middle: Teacher, Aimee-Leigh Bill. Picture:  Aimee-Leigh Irish Dance Academy

On the left, from the bottom: Samantha Edwards, 13, Shannon Gange, 15, Shaylead Padmore 18, Georgi-Lea Padmore, 17 On the right,from the bottom: Corale Bill, 26, Ailish Lavelle, 25, Georgia Kehoe, 17, Holly McMinn, 15 In the middle: Teacher, Aimee-Leigh Bill. Picture: Aimee-Leigh Irish Dance Academy

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A Bexleyheath-based dance school scooped seven world globes and a top 13 world medal position after its dancers took part in a championship event in Dublin.

The 11 dancers from Aimee-Leigh Irish Dance Academy, on Hurlingham Road, attended the CRDM World Irish Dance championships on the weekend of April 6, 7, and 8, where seven solo dancers and a group dance team won the medals.

The competition saw participants from across Ireland, the UK and America.

Medal-winners included Corale, from Abbey Wood, who achieved second place in the Senior Ladies category; Sydney Weaver, from Dartford, who came in fifth place in the age 12 category; Samantha Edwards, from Crayford, who came fifth in the age 13 category; Holly McMinn, from Welling, who came 13th in the age 15 category; Francesca O’Connor, from Bexleyheath, who came fifth in the age 17 category; Mollie Boone, from Abbey Wood, who came eighth in the age 19 category and Ailish Lavelle, from Woolwich, who came fifth in the Senior Ladies category.

The group’s senior 8-hand ceili team, made up of: Samantha Edwards, 14, Holly McMinn, 14, Shannon Gange 15, Georgi-Lea Padmore, 17, Georgia Kehoe, 17, Shaylea Padmore 18, Ailish Lavelle, 25 and Corale Bill, 26, also brought home a 10th place world globe.

Aimee-Leigh Bill, teacher and owner of the dance academy, said: “This was our second world championships as a dance school and to bring back seven world globes to the UK is incredible.

“The school has grown massively in the past year and I am so grateful to all of the dancers and parents for their support.

“Seeing all the girls up there and shining like the stars they are made me so proud - I couldn’t have asked for anything more and we are so excited to have made lifelong friends from across the globe.”

The Aimee-Leigh Irish Dance Academy holds classes in Bexleyheath/Welling, Kent and Plumstead on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

To find out more information about the dance school and where classes are held visit: www.AimeeLeighDance.weebly.com.

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