TALENTED young Irish dance stars have celebrated the first anniversary of their Knutsford class.

The weekly class at Knutsford Tennis Club is run by Catherine Fraser, who teaches dancers from the age of four to adult in traditional and contemporary Irish dance styles.

Catherine has been dancing since she was six, and has competed at the world championships in Ireland individually and as part of a Ceili team.

In 1994 she set up the Fraser School of Irish Dance in Crewe, opened a class in Macclesfield in 2013 and last year started a class in Knutsford.

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She teaches all levels of dancers, from novice to competition standard.

Catherine said: “The classes are great fun and very friendly, and the school has done countless exciting events and performances over the years, including performing live on BBC Children in Need and taking part in the Guinness World record for the longest Riverdance line.”

In December Knutsford dancers took part in the Dance Competition in Crewe, competing against Crewe and Macclesfield dancers, and all dancers went home with medals and trophies.

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For the second year running the Knutsford dancers are performing at the St Patrick's Day Ball at The Mere on March 14 in aid of the Toy Appeal and Egerton FC.

Catherine added: “With this being the 25th anniversary of Riverdance I will be marking this by teaching Riverdance throughout all my classes.

“It’s a great soundtrack and an iconic routine, so anybody who has ever fancied giving Irish dancing a go this might be the time.”

For more details call 07973 428081 or email fraseririshdance@gmail.com

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