Jenna Finnegan Dance Company members on top of the world

Jenna Finnegan Dance Company members on top of the world

18 August 2021

LOCAL dancers are ‘Strictly’ world champions having securing 10 world dance titles in Blackpool, the home of ballroom dancing.

An elite competition group from the Jenna Finnegan Dance Company found success over three days of a dance competition earlier this month.

The new double world champions at the prestigious Winter Gardens were Molly Walker-Bell and Katie Rooney along with Serella Walker-Bell, Erin O’Shea, Colleen O’Shea, Faith Broggy, Abbie Gracey and Olivia McStravick, who each won a world title.

The Jenna Finnegan Dance Company was founded in 2009 and recently opened a dance studio based in Bishopscourt/Ballyhornan area.

It hosts classes in many different styles of dance ranging from Ballroom and Latin to hip-hop with dancers age range from three years to adults.

Jenna said: “We have classes for competitive and non-competitive dance, all focusing on the fundamental techniques of dance in a fun way. 

“The company, all family and friends are very proud of their achievements bringing home so many titles to the Downpatrick/Ardglass/Killough area. 

“The dancers are enjoying a few weeks’ rest before our new dance year begins in September when we do it all over again and they are looking forward to competing all over Ireland and the UK in qualifying events through 2021-2022.”