Peyton Davis

Peyton Davis (pictured above) of Celtic Steps lead the way for Colorado at the North American Irish Dance Championships held from last month in Anaheim, California. Peyton of the Celtic Steps School won the first place trophy for Girl Dancers Under 11 Years Old. Other Colorado dancers who placed in the top 10 were:

Delaney Howell–4th Place Girls’ Under 11–Celtic Steps
Caroline Gray–4th Place Girls’ Under 8–Celtic Steps
Marisa Joseph–5th Place Girls’ Under 13–Wick School
Adam Musneu–5th Place Boys’ Under 9–Celtic Steps
Kinsey McNevin–6th Place Girls’ Under 18–Wick School
Katja Behemas–9th Place Girls’ Under 11–Celtic Steps
Hadley Hofreiter–9th Place Boys’ Under 19–Celtic Steps

All of these dancers represented Colorado well, and by placing high in Anaheim have qualified for the World Championships to be held in London in Spring 2014. The girls’ competitions involved approximately 80 to 150 competitors, with the boys competing against slightly smaller numbers. Celtic Steps and the Wick School were the only Colorado dance schools to place competitors in the top 10 in the individual competitions. Dancers traveled from all over the world to participate in the Championships. The North American Dance Championships are considered 1 of the 4 grand slam competitions in dance, much like professional tennis and golf have 4 grand slam championships. For more information on the results, you can check

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