Siobhan casey now dances in Ah Comhdail :(
Wait who’s Siobhan Casey? I’ve heard of Emma Casey but Siobhan’s name keeps popping up on here
She was in senior ladies last year, top 5. Previous World Champion when she was younger. Has won NANs also and I’m sure a bunch of other stuff. I think she danced for the Academy in the UK and then went to Doherty. Such a lovely dancer!!!
Aye, she danced for Stanley Carroll back in the day and won Worlds twice in 2003 (U14) and 2004 (U15) as well as many many other titles. She transferred to An Comhdháil last year and placed 2nd at their Worlds this year I believe!
Anonymous asked: hey! I know you dance for another organization (WIDA? am i right ? sorry I'm just not positive!!) and I just wanted to apologize on behalf of the girl who made the post about fake dancers. I dance for CLRG and I don't personally know her but I think what she said is really offensive and I remembered you. I think we should all just share our love of dance together and not be prejudiced towards one another! It all comes down to dance after all!
yep, i dance for WIDA and thanks for sending me this :)
i can’t really say that i’m offended since i can kind of understand her standpoint, i mean, given that CLRG’s the biggest and oldest organization around, it would make sense that it becomes the basis of comparison for a lot of people and it sets the standard for both dance style and competition calibre
what bothers me most is the way she seemed to be implying that the organization you dance for defines your “legitimacy” as an irish dancer, regardless of how much passion and love you may have for dance, even though there are many factors that could lead to a dancer’s decision to enroll in a non-CLRG school (limitations due to location/region, personal preference, costs, etc.)
we may have different standards and styles, but in the end, shouldn’t we be happy that all these organizations are allowing irish dance to spread all across the globe, even to countries where people don’t expect to find such an amazing art form (which also doubles as a sport)? it’s giving so many people the opportunity to experience something this unique and, personally, i feel really blessed
TL;DR: your organization doesn’t define your validity or worth as a dancer. as long as you enjoy it and are genuinely willing to do your part in working hard to reach whatever goals you have, that’s all that matters
(also, not sure if anyone else feels this way, but this reminded me of the region wars that started up a while back)
Anonymous asked: if two people come first at worlds (eg, Mitch and Sean) what do they do about the globes? Like do they have a spare first place globe or something?
I was wondering the same thing! I assume they have a spare globe without an engraved plate on it (so in the incident of a tie, they can put the plate for whatever age group needed onto it later) but I could be entirely wrong about that. As for the belt with all the silver medal things, I have no clue how they had an extra one for that. I guess they probably used one of the other age group’s belts for the pictures so both guys would have one on.
They use another age group’s globe and belt when there’s a tie. They do have extra sashes made for the event of a tie but they can’t really duplicate the trophies. Like Cyra and Melanie did a few years ago, Mitch and Sean will share the globe however they arrange themselves :)