October 23rd, 2016

Dancing her way to the top

Dancing her way to the top Dancing her way to the top
Molly shows off the fruits of success from her fleet-footed summer. (s)
Updated: 10:33 am, Sep 23, 2016

A FLEET-footed pupil at Crackley Hall School in Kenilworth has been raking in the prizes.

Molly McGrory had a busy summer competing in her fourth North American Irish Dancing Championships in Florida.

Pitted against over 200 other dancers in the under-ten category, she took home second place and was only three marks behind the overall winner.

Her older sister, and Princethorpe College pupil, Grace made it a family double by also coming second in the under-13 category.

Ten year-old Molly then traveled the shorter distance up to The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for the British National Championships.

A repeat performance of her American dance routines saw her go one better by winning gold and being crowned the 2016 British under-ten champion.

Molly said: “It’s been an amazing summer. I was so pleased with the way I danced, all the practice has paid off.

“I think my new dance dress made a difference. Having it specially made for the competition with all its colours – orange, black, gold and silver – made me feel like I could do anything.”