John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe – Step Dancing Championships

THE WORLD IRISH STEP DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP WERE HELD AT THE HYNES CONVENTION CENTER WHERE THE COMPETITION DREW SPECTATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. FROM COSTUMES TO HAIR, THE DANCERS SHOWED THEIR BEST STUFF.

 

Boston-3/26/13- The Celtic Steps dance group from Colorado pose for a family member taking their photo during a lunch break. They are(left to rt) Erin Storch,11, Audrey Parmentier,12, Peyton Davis,11, Reed Fricke,11, and Molly Shehan,11. The wigs they are wearing cost up to $100 each.The World Irish Dancing Championships are being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/26/13- The Celtic Steps dance group from Colorado pose for a family member taking their photo during a lunch break. They are(left to rt) Erin Storch,11, Audrey Parmentier,12, Peyton Davis,11, Reed Fricke,11, and Molly Shehan,11. The wigs they are wearing cost up to $100 each.The World Irish Dancing Championships are being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/26/13- Dancers from the Peter Smith School of Irish Dance from New Jersey practice their mixed under age 13 ceili dance at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/26/13- Dancers from the Peter Smith School of Irish Dance from New Jersey practice their mixed under age 13 ceili dance at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/26/13- Philip Andrews, 8 from Kansas City Kansas, gets help from his mother Suzanne trying on his first pair of hard dancing shoes. The World Irish Dancing Championships are being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/26/13- Philip Andrews, 8 from Kansas City Kansas, gets help from his mother Suzanne trying on his first pair of hard dancing shoes. The World Irish Dancing Championships are being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/26/13- Scuff marks permeate the practice floor as a boy rehearses his steps during The World Irish Dancing Championships  being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/26/13- Scuff marks permeate the practice floor as a boy rehearses his steps during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13-The Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing from Pennsylvania give a group hug  backstage moments before they went on stage in the 16-19 age group competition,  during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13-The Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing from Pennsylvania give a group hug backstage moments before they went on stage in the 16-19 age group competition, during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13-  Casey McLeod from Belfast, Ireland is way up high in the senior ladies over 21 competition at The World Irish Dancing Championships a being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13- Casey McLeod from Belfast, Ireland is way up high in the senior ladies over 21 competition at The World Irish Dancing Championships a being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13-  Emily Lynch from Seymour, Conn. with the Lenihan School of Irish Dance, rests o nthe cold floor in a hallway, tired after competing at The World Irish Dancing Championships  being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13- Emily Lynch from Seymour, Conn. with the Lenihan School of Irish Dance, rests o nthe cold floor in a hallway, tired after competing at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13-The Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing from Pennsylvania swirl on the stage during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13-The Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing from Pennsylvania swirl on the stage during The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13- The reining world champion Irish Dancer Claire Greaney(rt) autographs a program for Maggie Fleming, 9 from Islip, NY at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13- The reining world champion Irish Dancer Claire Greaney(rt) autographs a program for Maggie Fleming, 9 from Islip, NY at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13- Dancers from the Coyle School of Irish Dance in Philadelphia laugh as they look at gout photos of themselves on a computer taken by a studio photographer set up at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13- Dancers from the Coyle School of Irish Dance in Philadelphia laugh as they look at gout photos of themselves on a computer taken by a studio photographer set up at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13-  Dancers from the Lenihan School of Irish Dance from Pennsylvania rest on a windowsill after competing at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center.  It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13- Dancers from the Lenihan School of Irish Dance from Pennsylvania rest on a windowsill after competing at The World Irish Dancing Championships being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

 

Boston-3/29/13-  The Brady Academy dancers from Quincy, Mass dance, "trip to the cottage" in the 16-19 year old age group competition at The World Irish Dancing Championships are being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it's 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.

Boston-3/29/13- The Brady Academy dancers from Quincy, Mass dance, “trip to the cottage” in the 16-19 year old age group competition at The World Irish Dancing Championships are being held at the Hynes Convention Center. It is only the second time in it’s 40 year history that the eight-day event is held outside Ireland and Scotland. Organizers expect twenty-thousand people from around the globe to attend the event.