July is a very busy month on the CRDM dancing calendar with 2 of the 3 Majors taking place within a week of each. The All Ireland Championships 2018 took place in Dublin at the start of July with the British Nationals 2018 taking place in Kent just a week later.
All our dancers, from beginners to open, had been working round the clock to ensure they were the best they could be for these competitions and to ensure Team Ellis-Parr finished the summer term in style!
First up, was our Freddy as he travelled to the All Ireland Championships to fly the EP flag. He was our only competitor at the All Ireland's this year, but we will definately have more of Team EP attending the Championships in 2019!
Our day in Dublin was a complete whirlwind, with Liz flying out and back from Dublin in the same day to support our little gent. The standard in the Boys Age 10 - 13 Championship was very high and our Freddy did not disapoint with 3 brilliant rounds. After a short break with just enough time for a cup of tea, the results were due out. As the results were called (very fastly we will add) it was announced that..........
'The Age 10 - 13 Boys All Ireland Champion for 2018 is Freddy Beard'!
And what made this result even more special was that our little man won this amazing title with a perfect score of 500!
We couldn't be prouder of him for this acheivement. And we can't wait to see what the future has in store for our talented little dude!
After what felt like a minute, but was in fact a week, we were headed to Kent for the British National Championships 2018. This competition was the last of the feis calendar before the summer break and the close of the championship marked the start of our break after a long summer term!
The excitement of the dancers for this competition was second to none and they all performed to their full potential. Again the standard of the competition was high acorss the board, from the beginner grades to the open championships.
We were once again delighted to see that all the hard work of our dancers paid off when it came to the results. A special mention to:
Aina Vasylenko - 1st, Age 10 Beginner A Trophy Reel
Quinn Steele-Larmeu - 3rd, Age 5 Beginner A Trophy Reel
Jessica Ellis - 3rd, Senior Open Championship
Lucia Burke-Sanchez - 4th, Age 20 Open Championship
Michaela Green - 4th, Senior Open Championship
Cecile Steele-Larmeu - 5th, Beginner A Trophy Reel
Grace Barry - 9th, Age 20 Open Championship
Thank you to the orgnaisor of the All Ireland Championships and British Nationals for putting on 2 fabulous events. We can't wait to see you all again next year!