Shrewsbury Dancer Heads to Competition in Ireland

Keeley McInerney Zona is among three area students who will compete in the Irish dance competition.

Keeley McInerney Zona of recently competed in the Irish Dance 2011 New England Regional Oireachtas for the under 11 age group and earning a spot in The Irish Dance World Championships to be held in Belfast, Ireland in April.

She joins Westborough students Maggie Connolly, 11 and Grace Kelley, 11. All three girls were national qualifiers and will attend the North American National Irish Dance Competition scheduled for July in Chicago.

In North America, the Oireachtas is a qualifying event for the World Irish Dance Championship competition (Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne). 

Maggie, Grace, and Keeley have all achieved Open Champion level status, the higherst level in competitive Irish Dance, in addition to qualifying at the Oireachtas.

Maggie, Grace, and Keeley attend the McInerney School of Irish Dance in Worcester.


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