The Okanagan School of Irish Dance will be representing the region at the North American and European Nationals and the The World Irish Dance Championships hosted by Boston in April, 2013.
The school’s dancers recently competed at the Western Canadian Irish Dance World Qualifying Championships.
Rochelle Hoffman won first place for girls under 15 to earn a berth in the world finals, as did Lauren Maier and Paige Hoegler-Stevens.
Qualifying for the national championships individually are Meaghan Matichuk, Kayla Straume, Paige Hoegler-Stevens, Lauren Maier, Lindsay Maier, Tia Jervis and Caylene Jervis. Also qualifying as an eight-hand team are Camryn Peters, Haley Dojohn, Mariya Blades, Megan Lauridsen, Hannah Paracholski, Linday and Lauren Maier, and Rochelle Hoffmann.