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So I am a little too drained (emotionally and physically) to do my normal barrage of photos before I fly back to Houston, but I think this says everything I need to about our team.  They are among the best in the world, literally, and belonged up on that stage—their Trip to the Cottage was so beautiful I cried.  Most are already turning their sights towards Montreal 2015, and the defeat is still fresh.  I’m so proud of these guys and gals and their attitudes.

Now it’s back to the real world.  In some ways I’m glad to get back to my normal routine, because eight days of Irish dancing is exhausting.  For being a vacation I’ve woken up more times before 5:30am than I have in quite a while!  I’m glad I have some fabulous memories (and photos) to look back on, and I’m already scheming a way to make it to Montreal, for Nationals and Worlds both.  Til next time!

Welcome one and welcome all,
To dancers, teachers and teams
You are all very welcome
to London twenty fourteen

You have worked all year to get here
The blood, the sweat and tears
Like many who came before you,
the champs of yesteryears

Just look how much the scene has changed,
Since our very first worlds years ago
The steps now harder and faster,
Boys spin, girls walk on their toes

We too have changed our venue,
We’ve gone international now
A long way from Colaiste Mhuire,
But sure we’ll do it proud

We’ve toured at first our Emerald Isle,
With champs from each region
We danced across to Scotland next,
Our hosts the great Glaswegians

In Belfast it was a triumph,
the standard of dancing great
However can we top this?
Let’s bring the Worlds to the States

In Philly and Boston we partied,
just as we know to do best
We danced from morn, sang until dawn,
Without so much as a rest

And so now we come to England,
for a week of dancing and fun
Let’s make it the best in history,
And show London just how it’s done

You all have come from far and wide
A common talent shared
Your heart will pound, your nerves will build,
Excited but a little scared

Take to the floor with honour,
Dance with poise and grace
Each one of you is a champion
No matter where you place

One thing to all remember,
Regardless of your age
Your teachers, school and dancing friends
Are with you up on that stage

Each one of you an athlete,
Of Irish dance and song
Your teachers have no voices left,
From shouting all year long

Five continents of dancers,
I’m very proud to say
Have traveled to the worlds this year
Bonjour, Hola, G-day

We all bring something different,
We all will have a ball
Canada will prepare themselves,
Next year in Montreal

Now lets open London,
A wonderful city it’s true
We hope this week makes memories
To take back home with you

So judges, teachers and parents,
Sponsors and every musician,
to ever dancer who steps on stage,
From members of An Coimisiun

We wish you every ounce of luck,

Let’s give yourselves a cheer!!!

Let’s open London twenty fourteen,

And make it our very best year…

Brian McEnteggart (From Humble Beginnings)

The official poem of London 2014

(via irishdanceletsyoufly)
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!
riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!

riince:

glitzjigsandsass:

worlds part two 🌍🇬🇧🌟✨💫

featuring the sardines (monarch suite room) selfie with mom before dance day, selfie after set round, my first drink after my set round haha, my cheesin with my world medal HOLLA, me on stage smiling so hard my cheeks broke, my favorite award of all time, myself with my friend the world champ I mean no big deal (I love you jason) and my cake from my family when I got home ! such an amazing trip !!!!

Congrats!!

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