The Christmas spirit was in full swing as many young Isle of Wight dancers took to the stage and sparkled at festive academy awards earlier this month.

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Róisín Mullins Dance Academy recently offered three weeks of free Celtic Dance tuition to all children as a Christmas gift.

In celebration of the academy’s achievements, the festive awards held in Brading recognised the Irish dancer’s talent and development during 2023.


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The troupe were praised with awards made for different aspects such as progression, character, confidence, leadership, stage presence, strength and courage during adversity. 

Róisín Mullins, UK champion and bronze world medallist who runs the academy, said: “I have been delighted to see how rapidly our young dancers have developed their dance technique and confidence.

“Our youngest performers were only three years old and entertained family and friends with huge Christmas spirit.

“It has been massively rewarding to pass on the gift of dance this Christmas to the next generation, especially at such a challenging time for young families.”