Maeve Cahill of Auburn has qualified to compete at the World Irish Dancing Championship in London next April. Maeve placed fifth in the Under 10 age division
at the New England Oireachtas in November. Oireachtas is the regional qualifying event for the World Irish Dancing Championships. Just nine of the 57 potential qualifiers earned a spot at the championship.
“She’s very excited” said Kate Cahill, Maeve’s mother. “It’s very tense waiting for the recalls, and when they called her name we were excited.”
Maeve has been Irish dancing at McInenry School of Irish Dance in Worcester for about 5 years. This is her first year being eligible to qualify for the World Championships.
The dancers are organized by age as well as by level. Maeve dances in the open division, which is considered the highest level in each age division.
“We plan to travel to London the first week in April” said Cahill. “Maeve would dance on April 13th, so we actually need to travel the week before school vacation.”
That’s okay with Maeve, as the trip is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.