The European Championships, Spain!

Young McGahan Lees championship at the 2015 European Championships in Spain.

Young McGahan Lees championship at the 2015 European Championships in Spain.

This May half-term sixteen of our dancers travelled to Torrevieja, Southern Spain, in order to compete at the European Irish Dance Championships. And what a success – we now have four European Champions!

  • Ellie-Kate McCarthy (Under 9 champion)
  • Emma Freeman (Under 18 champion)
  • Rowann Fellows (Over 14 intermediate champion)
  • Lola Barker (Under 8 intermediate champion)

On top of that, we had eight more top three finishes, and everyone who went managed to get a top five spot!

A huge congratulations to everyone who went, including teacher Marion Flanagan who made sure everyone was ready, warmed up and raring to go.

A fantastic time was had by all – as well as the dancing, time was found to relax by the pool, go to the beach and profit from the wonderful Spanish weather. See you again next year, Torrevieja!

European Champions!

Congratulations to McGahan Lees Dancers:

  • Ellena Nsajja Under 15
  • Ellie-Kate McCarthy Under 8

Who both won their respective European Championships in Spain.

Ellena Nsajja, Under 15 European Champion

Ellena Nsajja, Under 15 European Champion

Ellie-Kate McCarthy, Under 8 European Champion

Ellie-Kate McCarthy, Under 8 European Champion

Congratulations also to all of the other McGL dancers who travelled to Spain – we are proud of you all.

McGahan Lees Dancers at the European Championships, 2015

McGahan Lees Dancers at the European Championships, 2015

Going to the Worlds!

McGL Dancers Pre-Montreal World Championships

McGL Dancers Pre-Montreal World Championships

So, the McGahan Lees Open Feis is over for another year – it was a brilliant, busy weekend with fabulous competitions and an amazing standard of dancing. Important for many, it provided a great opportunity for a final stage practice before the World Championships in Montreal.

These lovely McGahan Lees dancers will be there, flying the flag for McGL and SE England.