Jig for Sandy
|Some Australian dancers who will participate|
Irish dancers all across Australia will dance for ten minutes on Sunday 25 November, in support of fellow dancers in the US who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
There are around 5,000 dancers in Australia, and dance schools all over the country are getting ready for the big event.
There will be dances in every state at 12pm (EDT), where they will jig together to the same music in what is surely the one the biggest simultaneous Irish dancing events ever.
Dancers, must contribute money to participate, with all funds going directly to Irish dancers along the eastern coast of the US who have been affected by the superstorm.
Vicki Lynagh, of the Lynagh Irish Dancing school in Queensland, spoke to WorldIrish about their planned event. She mentioned the floods which devastated Queensland in January 2011, and how they empathise with those in the US:
We as Queenslanders are more than happy to help our Irish dancing friends in the US ... We know what natural disasters can do to families.
They are planning to hold their dance in the local shopping centre, with it taking place at 11am local time.
Vicki is one of 150 Irish dancing teachers across the country who is putting in a tremendous effort in organising this heart-warming event.
Last Friday night they were in Listowel Community Centre boxing the daylights out of one another. No, they are not planning to challenge Katie Taylor any time soon. It was all good fun and all for charity.
|And the winner is......|
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Remember the ESB were digging up the road outside the church?
Mystery solved; They are putting in charging points for electric cars.