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Irish dancers return from CAID European Championships as winners

Two dancers from a Bermondsey-based Irish Dancing school returned with silverware from last weekend’s European Championships – including one high-flyer who won her 35th ever title.

Katy Foxcroft, seventeen, and Erin Healey, nine, both won titles at the two-day The Celtic Association of Irish Dance European Championships event held at Seawick, Essex.

The two Carragher Academy dancers were praised by teacher Sarah Carragher, who said they had done their school proud.

Sarah said: “Katy’s been dancing for eight years now and has won 35 titles. She’s won national titles, British titles and now a European title. She’s seventeen now and wants to become a teacher when she finishes.”

Erin, who is aged just nine, was also praised and held up as a star of the future.

Sarah said: “She’s done really well, she’s only been dancing for two years. To have won a European title after just two years of dancing is amazing.”

The event was attended by dancers from across Europe.

Sarah said: “People came from Ireland, Scotland, Poland, all over. It was a great event and the girls all did so well.”

Erin Healy (number 192) on the podium.

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