Strictly come dancing

On the 22nd of April the TY students, Ms.Bradley and Mr. Donovan took to the stage to take part in the performance of Strictly Come Dancing. It was without a doubt an unforgettable night! It started off with a group dance introducing the couples for the night. 
The first couple to take to the stage was Grace Dunne and Niall Daly who gracefully danced to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’. They set the bar high as the first couple of the night. 
The second couple to take to the stage was the colourful Alan Tyrrell and Saoirse McGinn who made a great impression on the judges. They danced to an 80’s classic ‘It’s raining men’ by The Weather Girls. 
The next couple who were very nervous managed to just ‘Let it go’ were Lucy McCrann and Donal Kenny. The two danced to a romantic and elegant song by James Bay.
The first act of the night was Anna Delaney who encountered some problems with the microphone but professionally managed to continue to sing like an angel stealing the heart of the audience to Birdy’s ‘Not about Angels’.
Hannah Connolly and Josh Lawler managed to bring an element of fun with an upbeat country song ‘Honey I’m Good’ by Andy Grammer. 
Reece Cuddihy and Caitlin Sheridan managed to stop time with their outstanding dance routine. The couple danced to ‘Tick Tock’ by Walking on Cars. 
The next couple was every student’s highlight of the night. Mr.Donovan and Ms.Bradley managed to bring a medley to the night. They scored as expected, bar a 2 given by one of the judges which the audience clearly disagreed with. 
The girls of strictly managed to show off their flirtatious moves dancing to ‘Don’t Cha’ by the Pussycat Dolls.
The boys of strictly managed to steal the show with ‘Can’t touch this’ By MC Hammer.
The next act to take to the stage was Emma Doolan who sang beautifully to ‘Valerie‘by Amy Winehouse and ‘All I Want’ by Kodaline.
The next couple stole the hearts of the judges and the crowd. Grace Foley and Chillie Donnelly managed to win first place and an amazing score of 50 from the judges. The couple danced to the hit ‘Sax’ by Fleur East.
Chloe Clinton and Niall Mockler managed to slow down the show with a beautiful dance to ‘Secret Love Song’ by Little Mix. The dance was elegant and had many outstanding dance moves which managed to put them in third place.
There were no words for the dance of Hannah O’Loughlin and Tiegan Kenny, they managed to add spice to the show with the upbeat ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ by Ricky Martin. 
The next act to take to the stage was Abigail Dunne and Lucas Cross who sang the song ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry. The chemistry was undeniable. 
You would be sorry if you missed the energetic dance by Niamh Moore and Ryan Ivers. The brought the hip-hop to the night and both dancers clearly enjoyed themselves on stage.
Matthew Floyd and Kelly Bowden danced the night away with the song ‘Dance with me tonight’ By Olly Murs. It was obvious they enjoyed themselves on stage and the audience and judges loved their enthusiasm.
The last couple of the night definetely left it a night to remember. Jack Fortune and Maria Dunne danced to the song ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody’ by Fergie. The dance moves proved skill and talent and earned the couple a well deserved second place and managed to score a full 50 from the judges. 
The last act was performed by Stage Academy who showed their serious talent. They danced in a group and also did a solo dance. They managed to have the audience on the edge of their seats throughout their whole performance. 
The couples of strictly ended the night with a group dance to the song ‘Let’s Get Loud’. This was a brilliant end to the show.
Overall the show was outstanding and well worth all the tears and effort. The couples managed to pull off the night with flying colours. A special Thank You goes out to Aine and Brenda the choreographers for all their effort and time spent with the students to prepare them for the night.