Murray Academy’s Return to 2022 North American Irish Dance Championship in Montreal marked with two champions!!

NAIDC 22 Podium
Murray Academy’s Podium Placers

Congratulations to our 42 dancers who traveled to Montreal to participate in the first North American Championships in three years’ time!  We are incredibly proud of all our dancers, as they worked so hard to prepare and represented us so well. Our 10 new opens/first timers to this level of competition impressed us with their composure, many of whom were only 1-5 places out of recall. Overall, we had amazing results which only comes from teachers, trainers, parents and students all working together towards the same goal—looking and dancing their best on the day!

HUGE congratulations goes to our winners, Brigid (U17B) and Brielle (U11B)—it was thrilling to see each of them take the top of the podium! Special congratulations, also, to our two additional podium placers, Chloe Bosma (U14A) and Ava Krueger (U14B). Overall, we had 8 dancers in the top 10; 13 dancers qualified now for the 2023 World Championships (33%); and 30 dancers recalled (71%). 

To see our complete list of results, click here, and click on post title above to see complete post with photo gallery.

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Murray Academy Returns to International Competition at 2022 World Championships! – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Congratulations to our 24 qualifiers for their performances at this year’s World Championships in Belfast! Special congratulations to Brielle Maguire for bringing home the 5th place globe in U11 Girls competition, to Brigid O’Connor and Fiona Marino for their World Medals, and to Delaney Guy, Maeve Marino, Abby Hayes, Ava Krueger, Chloe Bosma, and Maggie Krein on their recall medals!

In addition to the 9 receiving individual solo medals, we had another 6 dancers placing in the top half of their competitions and earning the chance to compete in Day 2 competitions. We are SO proud of our results and of our dancers as always, but we’re especially proud of how they worked hard and kept each other motivated through the three years since the last World Championships were held.

To see our complete list of results, click here, and click on post title above to see complete post with photo gallery.

Murray Academy Returns to New England Oireachtas! – Hartford, CT

The New England Regional Championships returned to Hartford after a pause for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 77 of our dancers attended.  We are very proud of all our talented dancers who worked so hard throughout the pandemic and took the stage both enthusiastically and well-prepared! Congratulations to each and every dancer who represented the Murray Academy at this event!

We are especially proud to have qualified a total of 24 girls to dance at the World Championships in Belfast next April.  Our dancers achieved a 91% recall rate for Open champions and a 64% recall rate for all soloists.  Within our recallers, 32% were in top 5; 55% in the Top 10; and 45% qualified for Worlds—amazing!  And of our 18 traditional set dancers, we had 67% receive an award. Way to go team Murray! So very proud!!  

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