Sunday, April 14th, the 2019 World Irish Dancing Championships was held in Greensboro, NC, at the Koury Convention Center. This was only the third time that the World Championships was held in the United States, and for all of the Irish Dancers in the USA, but especially for Irish Dancers in the Southern Region, this was a huge deal!
As an Irish Dance parent, I was beyond thrilled for my daughter to have another opportunity to compete with her team at a World Irish Dancing Championships, and I was equally ecstatic for all of the dancers from our school (Connick School of Irish Dance) that competed at this major competition.
As a portrait photographer, I loved seeing all of the dancers. I have been mesmerized by the designs, color and sparkle of the Irish dance costumes for years, and photographing Irish Dance Portraits has become a fabulous new passion for me! I can’t help but love the pops of colors and amazing detail in each and every solo dress for the ladies or solo vests/suits for the gentlemen.
For any competition, I always pray and wish that each dancer walks off the stages feeling that they danced the best they have danced in their life and that all of their hard work and preparation was shown in their performances! I give thanks for every teacher and volunteer that plays a part in bringing these competitions to life for our kids. We know that there have been countless, unseen hours of work and effort put into making major competitions happen, and we hope the teams get to truly enjoy their efforts!
I hope you will enjoy this slideshow of some of my favorite Irish Dance portraits and I’m looking forward to working with more dancers in the future! Why not book your own unique Irish Dance portrait experience with Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography.
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