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Ten Year Old Goes To World Irish Dancing Competition

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Madalynn McGregor is the first person from Bruce County to qualify for the Competition.

A young girl has become the first person in Bruce County to ever qualify for the Worlds Irish Dancing Competition.

Ten year old Madalynn McGregor is heading to Glasgow Scotland to compete in the World’s Irish Dancing Competition that runs from March 24th to April 1st. (She heads off March 21st, her age group competes March 24th.)

For Madalynn, dancing is her passion. She has been dancing for seven years, beginning at the tender age of three. Her Irish Dancing began at age five.

Madalynn is not the only dancer in the family, her identical twin sister Avery is also an accomplished dancer.

After the World’s Competition, both Madalynn and Avery will be competing in the North American Irish Dance Championship this July in Orlando Florida.

Madalynn says it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get where she is.

Both she and her twin sister take Irish Dance Lessons three times a week and practice the other four days a week at home. (Celtic Academy)

Madalynn is very excited about her trip to Scotland and eager to perform.

Her parents and twin sister will all be accompanying her on the trip.

Madalynn says Irish dancing appeals to her because it is so lively and different from other forms of dancing.

She likes to keep her feet busy and loves to challenge of the dance.

Madalynn attends Formosa’s Immaculate Conception School and lives on the outskirts of Walkerton.

Brockton recently recognized her incredible achievement by presenting her with a special recognition.

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